Merle Haggard’s “Mama’s Prayer” – A Beautiful Gospel/Country Song

Be blessed by this beautiful gospel song of Merle Haggard entitled “Mama’s Prayer.” He performed this song live sometime in 2013. He is truly a gifted musician and a songwriter. His legacy lives on!

About Merle Haggard

Merle Haggard is an icon of country music. His full name is Merle Ronald Haggard. Born April 6, 1937 at Oildale, California, United States. He is an American singer, guitarist, and songwriter, one of the most popular country music performers of the late 20th century. Merle got nearly 40 number one country hits songs between the late 1960s and the mid-1980s. Merle Haggard won numerous awards from the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music. In 1984 he captured a Grammy Award for best country vocal performance for “That’s the Way Love Goes.” He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame (1994) and the Songwriters Hall of Fame (2007). In 2010 Haggard was named a Kennedy Center honoree. He died April 6, 2016, near Redding, California. His legacy of music lives on!

Mama’s Prayer Lyrics

Back when I was doing time there’s a night I can’t forget
A mad man with a knife in hand tried to kill me while I slept
But somehow the knife missed its mark and I pinned the raging man
Somehow my mama’s prayers had worked again

One night while we were driving across the mighty Texas plains
A car pulled out with its headlights out head on into our lane
As Deanrow swerved and missed the car I felt a mighty hand
Somehow my mama’s prayers had worked again

Mama’s prayers were always with me through the battlefields of life
She prayed for me and said amen in the name of Jesus Christ
From the death house in San Quentin I walked away a better man
Somehow my mama’s prayers had worked again

Mama’s prayers were always with me through the battlefields of life
She prayed for me and said amen in the name of Jesus Christ
From the death house in San Quentin I walked away a better man
Somehow my mama’s prayers had worked again 

Tags: Merle Haggard, Merle Haggard Gospel Music, Country music, classic gospel music

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