A wonderful promise God's given

A wonderful promise God's given

Author: Johnson Oatman
Tune: [A wonderful promise God's given]
Published in 4 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 A wonderful promise God’s given,
What joy to the Christian it brings;
That all who are striving for heaven
Find refuge under His wings.

Under His wings abiding,
Under His wings I’m hiding;
He with His mercy covers my soul,
I’m hiding under His wings.

2 How often in dark nights of sorrow
My spirit to Him looks and sings,
Because I find hope for the morrow,
While resting under His wings. [Refrain]

3 And when I have need of refreshing,
He leads me to life-giving springs;
And there I receive a great blessing,
While shielded under His wings. [Refrain]

4 When, like all the ransom’d immortals,
My soul to that City He brings,
I’ll find that those glorious portals
Are entered under His wings. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Faith and Hope Number 2 #92

Author: Johnson Oatman

Johnson Oatman, Jr., son of Johnson and Rachel Ann Oatman, was born near Medford, N. J., April 21, 1856. His father was an excellent singer, and it always delighted the son to sit by his side and hear him sing the songs of the church. Outside of the usual time spent in the public schools, Mr. Oatman received his education at Herbert's Academy, Princetown, N. J., and the New Jersey Collegiate Institute, Bordentown, N. J. At the age of nineteen he joined the M.E. Church, and a few years later he was granted a license to preach the Gospel, and still later he was regularly ordained by Bishop Merrill. However, Mr. Oatman only serves as a local preacher. For many years he was engaged with his father in the mercantile business at Lumberton… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: A wonderful promise God's given
Author: Johnson Oatman
Refrain First Line: Under His wings abiding
Copyright: Public Domain



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