Lend a Helping Hand

Have you been converted? do you follow him

Author: Johnson Oatman, Jr.
Tune: [Have you been converted? do you follow him]
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1 Have you been converted? do you follow him
Who on Calv’ry’s mountain died to pardon sin?
Emulate the Master—take a noble stand;
When a brother needs it, lend a helping hand.

Lend a hand, a helping hand,
Show them how a Christian can for Jesus stand;
Lend a hand, a helping hand,
Lend a hand, a helping hand.

2 Millions now are waiting to receive God’s word;
Of our precious Savior they have never heard;
Send, O send the gospel to their native land—
To the souls in darkness lend a helping hand. [Chorus]

3 Oh, how many sinners meet us ev’ry day
Who might come to Jesus, if they knew the way!
Chains of sin surround them like an iron band;
To break off these fetters, lend a helping hand. [Chorus]

4 Oh, how much of sorrow ev’rywhere we find!
And the world so often seems to be unkind;
But tell those in trouble of a better land,
And to help them reach it lend a helping hand. [Chorus]

Source: Inspiring songs No. 1: for the Sunday school #103

Author: Johnson Oatman, Jr.

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 >

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First Line: Have you been converted? do you follow him
Title: Lend a Helping Hand
Author: Johnson Oatman, Jr.
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Lend a hand, a helping hand
Publication Date: 1906
Copyright: Public Domain


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