Waiting for Me

How many dear friends have passed on from my sight

Author: Johnson Oatman
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 How many dear friends have passed on from my sight,
To mansions far over the foam;
Safe now in that city of love and light,
They’re waiting for me at home.

Waiting for me,
Watching for me,
No matter how far I may roam,
Those loves ones in glory expect me to come,
They’re waiting for me at home.

2 My father and mother have reached that blest shore,
That country above yonder dome,
Their love is the same, for tho’ gone on before,
They’re waiting for me at home. [Refrain]

3 The brother and sister that loved me so well,
No longer beside me here roam,
They’ve reached that fair land with their Saviour to dwell,
They’re waiting for me at home. [Refrain]

4 Those dear little rose-buds, the light of my eyes,
Heard Jesus say, “Suffer them come;”
They’re safe in his bosom above the blue skies,
They’re waiting for me at home. [Refrain]

5 So heaven grows rich as the earth-land grows poor,
My treasures are over the foam;
They’re watching to see if by grace I endure,
They’re waiting for me at home. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Christian Service #31

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: How many dear friends have passed on from my sight
Title: Waiting for Me
Author: Johnson Oatman
Refrain First Line: Waiting for me
Copyright: Public Domain


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Songs of Christian Service #31

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The Revival No. 4 #115

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