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The good old fashioned way

I am on the gospel highway, pressing forward

Author: Johnson Oatman
Tune: [I am on the Gospel highway]
Published in 30 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 I am on the Gospel highway,
Pressing forward to the goal,
Where for me a rest remaineth
In the homeland of the soul:
Ev'ry hour I'm moving onward,
Not a moment to delay;
I am going home to glory
In the good old-fashioned way.

In the good old-fashioned way,
In the good old-fashioned way,
I am going home to glory
In the good old-fashioned way.

2 From the snares of sinful pleasure,
Here my feet are always free;
Tho' the way may be called narrow,
It is wide enough for me;
It was wide enough for Daniel,
And for David in His day;
I am glad that I can follow
In the good old-fashioned way. [Chorus]

3 Many friends have gone before me,
They have laid their armour down,
With the pilgrims and the martyrs
Have obtained a robe and crown;
On this road they fought their battles,
Shouting vict'ry day by day.
I shall overcome and join them
In the good old-fashioned way. [Chorus]

4 Just a few more steps to follow,
Just a few more days to roam;
But the way grows more delightful
As I'm drawing nearer home;
When the storms of life are over,
And the clouds have rolled away,
I shall find the gates of heaven
In the good old-fashioned way. [Chorus]

Then palms of victory, crowns of glory,
Palms of victory I shall wear.

Source: Revival Praises #152

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: I am on the gospel highway, pressing forward
Title: The good old fashioned way
Author: Johnson Oatman
Refrain First Line: In the good old fashioned way