I Heard My Mother Praying for Me Lyrics

Hank Williams


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
album: Track in album The Complete Hank Williams
release date: 1998-9-17
popularity : 63 users have visited this page.
genres: Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country/Bluegrass/Honky Tonk/Folk
length: 2:37

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Last night as I lay down to sleep
I heard someone began to weep
Then I got up just to see
I heard my mother praying for me

She was kneeling by her bed
And tears of pain were being shed
She said, "Dear God, please hear my plea"
I heard my mother praying for me

I got my Bible and sat down
And in the Holy Book I found
The way to end this misery
Thank God, my mother prayed for me

I read it on into the night
And soon began to see the light
And now at last my soul is free
Thank God, my mother prayed for me


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Calling You
  • 2 Never Again (Will I Knock on Your Door)
  • 3 Wealth Won’t Save Your Soul
  • 4 When God Comes and Gathers His Jewels
  • 5 I Don’t Care (If Tomorrow Never Comes)
  • 6 My Love for You (Has Turned to Hate)
  • 7 Honky Tonkin’
  • 8 Pan American
  • 9 Move It on Over
  • 10 I Saw the Light
  • 11 (Last Night) I Heard You Crying in Your Sleep
  • 12 Six More Miles (to the Graveyard)
  • 13 Fly Trouble
  • 14 I’m Satisfied With You
  • 15 On the Banks of the Old Pontchartrain
  • 16 Rootie Tootie
  • 17 I Can’t Get You Off of My Mind
  • 18 I’m a Long Gone Daddy
  • 19 Honky Tonkin’ (2)
  • 20 My Sweet Love Ain’t Around
  • 21 The Blues Come Around
  • 22 A Mansion on the Hill
    CD 2
  • 1 I’ll Be a Bachelor ’Til I Die
  • 2 There’ll Be No Teardrops Tonight
  • 3 Lovesick Blues
  • 4 Lost on the River
  • 5 I Heard My Mother Praying for Me
  • 6 Lost Highway
  • 7 May You Never Be Lonely Again
  • 8 Dear Brother
  • 9 Jesus Remembered Me
  • 10 Honky Tonk Blues
  • 11 Mind Your Own Business
  • 12 You’re Gonna Change (or I’m Gonna Leave)
  • 13 My Son Calls Another Man Daddy [1]
  • 14 Wedding Bells
  • 15 I’ve Just Told Mama Goodbye
  • 16 I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry
  • 17 A House Without Love
  • 18 I Just Don’t Like This Kind of Livin’
  • 19 My Bucket’s Got a Hole in It [1]
  • 20 My Bucket’s Got a Hole in It [2]
  • 21 Long Gone Lonesome Blues
  • 22 Why Don’t You Love Me
  • 23 Why Should We Try Anymore
  • 24 My Son Calls Another Man Daddy [2]
    CD 3
  • 1 Too Many Parties and Too Many Pals
  • 2 Beyond the Sunset
  • 3 The Funeral
  • 4 Everything’s Okay
  • 5 They’ll Never Take Her Love From Me
  • 6 Nobody’s Lonesome for Me
  • 7 Moanin’ the Blues
  • 8 Help Me Understand
  • 9 No, No Joe
  • 10 Cold, Cold Heart
  • 11 Dear John
  • 12 Just Waitin’
  • 13 Men With Broken Hearts
  • 14 I Can’t Help It (If I’m Still in Love With You)
  • 15 Howlin’ at the Moon
  • 16 Hey, Good Lookin’
  • 17 My Heart Would Know
  • 18 The Pale Horse and His Rider
  • 19 A Home in Heaven
  • 20 Ramblin’ Man
  • 21 Pictures From Life’s Other Side
  • 22 I’ve Been Down That Road Before
  • 23 I Dreamed About Mama Last Night
    CD 4
  • 1 I’d Still Want You
  • 2 (I Heard That) Lonesome Whistle
  • 3 Crazy Heart
  • 4 Half as Much
  • 5 I’d Still Want You (2)
  • 6 Baby, We’re Really in Love
  • 7 I’m Sorry for You, My Friend
  • 8 Honky Tonk Blues
  • 9 Let’s Turn Back the Years
  • 10 Window Shopping
  • 11 Jambalaya (on the Bayou)
  • 12 Settin’ the Woods on Fire
  • 13 I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive
  • 14 You Win Again
  • 15 I Won’t Be Home No More
  • 16 Be Careful of Stones That You Throw
  • 17 Please Make Up Your Mind
  • 18 I Could Never Be Ashamed of You
  • 19 Your Cheatin’ Heart
  • 20 Kaw‐Liga
  • 21 Take These Chains From My Heart
    CD 5
  • 1 Happy Rovin’ Cowboy
  • 2 Freight Train Blues
  • 3 San Antonio Rose
  • 4 I’m Not Coming Home Any More
  • 5 I Ain’t Gonna Love You Any More
  • 6 Won’t You Sometimes Think of Me
  • 7 Why Should I Cry
  • 8 I Watched My Dream World Crumble Like Clay
  • 9 I Told a Lie to My Heart
  • 10 Mother Is Gone
  • 11 In My Dreams You Still Belong to Me
  • 12 We’re Getting Closer to the Grave Each Day
  • 13 (I’m) Going Home
  • 14 Calling You
  • 15 Pan American
  • 16 Wealth Won’t Save Your Soul
  • 17 Honky Tonk Blues
  • 18 A Home in Heaven
  • 19 You Broke Your Own Heart
  • 20 I’m So Tired of It All
    CD 6
  • 1 You Caused It All by Telling Lies
  • 2 Faded Love and Winter Roses
  • 3 Please Don’t Let Me Love You
  • 4 There’s No Room in My Heart for the Blues
  • 5 I Wish I Had a Nickle
  • 6 The Waltz of the Wind
  • 7 At the First Fall of Snow
  • 8 Leave Me Alone With the Blues
  • 9 I’m Free at Last
  • 10 Blue Love (in My Heart)
  • 11 It Just Don’t Matter Now
  • 12 Little Paper Boy
  • 13 Someday You’ll Call My Name
  • 14 The Battle of Armageddon
  • 15 No One Will Ever Know
  • 16 With Tears in My Eyes
  • 17 Thank God
  • 18 Rock My Cradle Once Again
  • 19 Don’t Do It, Darling
    CD 7
  • 1 Rockin’ Chair Money
  • 2 Cool Water
  • 3 Tennessee Border
  • 4 First Year Blues
  • 5 My Main Trial Is Yet to Come
  • 6 Wait for the Light to Shine
  • 7 We Live in Two Different Worlds
  • 8 Roly Poly
  • 9 Swing Wide Your Gate of Love
  • 10 Dixie Cannonball
  • 11 Sundown and Sorrow
  • 12 The Devil’s Train
  • 13 The Old Home
  • 14 Alone and Forsaken
  • 15 Heaven Holds All My Treasures
  • 16 Lost on the River
  • 17 A House of Gold
  • 18 Singing Waterfall
  • 19 Dear Brother
  • 20 ’Neath a Cold Gray Tomb of Stone
  • 21 Time Has Proven I Was Wrong
  • 22 No, Not Now
  • 23 When You’re Tired of Breaking Others Hearts
  • 24 Honey, Do You Love Me, Huh
    CD 8
  • 1 California Zephyr
  • 2 Your Cheatin’ Heart
  • 3 You Better Keep It on Your Mind
  • 4 How Can You Refuse Him Now
  • 5 Low Down Blues
  • 6 Ten Little Numbers
  • 7 Thy Burdens are Greater Than Mine
  • 8 Last Night I Dreamed of Heaven
  • 9 I Ain’t Got Nothin’ But Time
  • 10 Message to My Mother
  • 11 Fool About You
  • 12 I’m Going Home
  • 13 Jambalaya (on the Bayou)
  • 14 Ready to Go Home
  • 15 Kaw‐Liga
  • 16 I Could Never Be Ashamed of You
  • 17 Angel of Death
  • 18 All the Love I Ever Had
  • 19 We’re Getting Closer to the Grave Each Day
  • 20 The Log Train
  • 21 How to Write Folk and Western Music to Sell
    CD 9
  • 1 There’s a Tear in My Beer
  • 2 The Alabama Waltz
  • 3 Jesus Died for Me
  • 4 A Teardrop on a Rose
  • 5 Jesus Is Calling
  • 6 Wearin’ Out Your Walking Shoes
  • 7 When the Book of Life Is Read
  • 8 There’s Nothing as Sweet as My Baby
  • 9 (I’m Gonna) Sing, Sing, Sing
  • 10 I Can’t Escape From You
  • 11 Weary Blues From Waitin’
  • 12 Are You Walkin’ and a Talkin’ for the Lord [1]
  • 13 If You’ll Be a Baby to Me
  • 14 ’Neath a Cold Gray Tomb of Stone
  • 15 Lost Highway
  • 16 I’m a Long Gone Daddy
  • 17 Long Gone Lonesome Blues
  • 18 Help Me Understand
  • 19 When God Dips His Love in My Heart
  • 20 They’ll Never Take Her Love From Me
  • 21 Are You Walkin’ and a Talkin’ for the Lord [2]
  • 22 Honky Tonkin’
  • 23 I Cried Again
  • 24 Wild Side of Life
  • 25 Something Got a Hold of Me
  • 26 Drifting Too Far From the Shore
    CD 10
  • 1 Lovesick Blues
  • 2 Move It On Over
  • 3 You're Gonna Change (or I’m Gonna Leave)
  • 4 I Just Don’t Like This Kind of Livin’
  • 5 Talk With Minnie Pearl [1]
  • 6 They’ll Never Take Her Love From Me
  • 7 Long Gone Lonesome Blues
  • 8 Why Don’t You Love Me
  • 9 Talk With Minnie Pearl [2]
  • 10 Moanin’ the Blues
  • 11 Nobody’s Lonesome for Me
  • 12 Dear John
  • 13 Hey, Good Lookin’
  • 14 Honky Tonk Blues
  • 15 Let the Spirit Descend
  • 16 Cold, Cold Heart
  • 17 Baby, We’re Really in Love
  • 18 The Old Country Church
  • 19 A Tramp on the Street
  • 20 I’ll Have a New Body (I’ll Have a New Life)
  • 21 I Want to Live and Love
  • 22 Where the Soul of Man Never Dies
  • 23 The Prodigal Son
  • 24 I Can’t Help It (If I’m Still in Love With You)
  • 25 The Apology #2