Prayer for the Dying

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"Prayer for the Dying"
Single by Seal
from the album Seal
Released 25 April 1994
Format CD single
Recorded 1994
Genre Pop, soul, R&B
Length 5:30 (album version)
4:16 (single version)
Label ZTT, Sire
Writer(s) Seal, Isidore
Producer(s) Trevor Horn
Seal singles chronology
(Feb 1992)
"Prayer for the Dying"
(May 1994)
"Kiss from a Rose"
(Jul 1994)

"Kiss from a Rose" / "I'm Alive"
(Jul 1995)

"Don't Cry" / "Prayer for the Dying"
(Nov 1995)

"Fly Like an Eagle"
(Mar 1997)

"Prayer for the Dying" is a song by Seal and Augustus Lundell "Gus" Isidore.[1] It was released as the lead single from his second studio album Seal (aka Seal II) in May 1994, peaking at #14 in the UK Singles Chart and #21 on the Billboard Hot 100. In November 1995, it was released as a double A-side with "Don't Cry"; this release reached #51 in the chart.

Track listings[edit]

  1. "Prayer for the Dying" – 4:16
  2. "Dreaming in Metaphors (piano version)" – 5:02
  3. "Prayer for the Dying (instrumental)" – 4:16
  4. "Crazy (acoustic version)" – 3:32
  1. "Prayer for the Dying" – 4:16
  2. "Prayer for the Dying (Eren/Ollie Mix)" – 4:57
  3. "Prayer for the Dying (Psalm Dub)" – 6:37



  • In the Philippines, Acoustic singer Paolo Santos was covered the rendition from 3rd full length album, Wave Sessions 2. Filipino rock band Bamboo covered their rendition of "Prayer For The Dying" from their 3rd album, "We Stand Alone Together" in 2007.


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