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At my Redeemer's feet

I ask not for the highest place, But find a spot more sweet

Author: Johnson Oatman
Published in 7 hymnals

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1. I ask not for the highest place,
But find a spot more sweet,
Where God bestows on me His grace,
At my Redeemer’s feet.

Come joy or pain, come weal or woe,
In Christ I am complete;
My highest place is lying low,
At my Redeemer’s feet.

2. Tho’ waves of darkness round me roll,
I have a safe retreat;
No storm can ever harm a soul,
At my Redeemer’s feet. [Refrain]

3. He gives me from His loving hand,
The finest of the wheat;
I live in Heaven’s border land,
At my Redeemer’s feet. [Refrain]

4. And when I reach the mystic sea,
Where earth and Heaven meet,
I’ll spend a blest eternity,
At my Redeemer’s feet. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #158

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 ask not for the highest place, But find a spot more sweet
Title: At my Redeemer's feet
Author: Johnson Oatman
Refrain First Line: Come joy or pain, come weal or woe



The Cyber Hymnal #158
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