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From: Orison Rollins ohro_61@yahoo.com
By Ricky Skaggs – Live at Charleston Music Hall

I Heard My Mother Call My Name In Prayer

Key of G
 
 
1. [G] While kneeling by her bedside in a [D] cottage on the
[G] hill, My mother prayed her blessings on me [D] there
She was [G] talking there to Jesus while [Em] everything
was [G] still and I heard my mother [D] call my name in
[G] prayer.
Chorus:

Yes I [D] heard my mother call my name in [G] prayer
She was [A7] pourin out her heart to Jesus [D] there
Then I [G] Gave my heart to him and he [Em] saved
my soul from [G] sin
For he heard my mother [D] call my name in [G] prayer


2. She was [G] anxious for her boy to be just [D]
what he ought to [G] be
And she asked the Lord to take him in his [D] care
Just the words [G] I can't remember but I [Em] know
she prayed for [G] me
For I heard my mother [D] call my name in [G] prayer


3. So I [G] gave my heart to Jesus and [D] I'm livin now for [G] him
And someday I'll go and meet him in the [D] air
For he heard my [G] mother praying and he [Em] saved my soul from sin
[G] Yes he heard my mother [D] call my name in [G] prayer

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