The finest of the wheat

I have reached the land where living waters flow

Author: Johnson Oatman
Tune: [I have reached the land where living waters flow]
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 I have reach’d the land where living waters flow,
Where from Canaan’s shore the gentle breezes blow;
Here I find in Christ a sure and safe retreat,
And he feeds me with the finest of the wheat.

Refrain:
O glory to God for the blessed, blessed rest
Which I find each day on my loving Savior’s breast!
For I talk with him in communion sweet,
And he feeds me with the finest of the wheat.

2 Now I find sweet peace, my mind is stay’d on Him,
Here the Star of Hope no shadows ever dim;
Here he gives me joy abounding and complete,
And he feeds me with the finest of the wheat. [Refrain]

3 Here within my heart the bells of heaven ring,
Here my Savior’s praise the song I love to sing;
And when I in pray’r my blessed Master meet,
Then he feeds me with the finest of the wheat. [Refrain]

4 So each day I’ll cling to Him and hold His hand,
For He knows the path to heaven’s happy land;
He will lead me till I reach the golden street,
And he’ll feed me with the finest of the wheat. [Refrain]

Source: The Best of All: complete #41

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 >

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First Line: I have reached the land where living waters flow
Title: The finest of the wheat
Author: Johnson Oatman
Refrain First Line: O glory to God for the blessed, blessed rest

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