Prayer for the Dying

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"Prayer for the Dying"
Seal prayer for the dying.jpg
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
Songwriter(s) Seal, Isidore
Producer(s) Trevor Horn
Seal singles chronology
"Prayer for the Dying"
"Kiss from a Rose"
"Prayer for the Dying"
"Kiss from a Rose"

Kiss from a Rose" / "I'm Alive
(1995) Kiss from a Rose" / "I'm Alive1995

"Don't Cry" / "Prayer for the Dying"
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Fly Like an Eagle
(1997) Fly Like an Eagle1997

"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 (a.k.a. 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 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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