When Jesus Called Me

Representative Text

1 I never can forget the time,
When Jesus called me;
His voice more sweet than silver chime,
When Jesus called me.

When Jesus called me,
When Jesus called me;
I heard him calling wand'rer come,
I'll take thy hand, I'll lead thee home.

2 My heart was sunk in depths of sin,
When Jesus called me;
But O how soon the light broke in,
When Jesus called me. [Chorus]

3 My feet had wandered far astray,
When Jesus called me;
But soon I found the narrow way,
When Jesus called me. [Chorus]

4 I then resolved no more to roam,
When Jesus called me;
I started for my heav'nly home,
When Jesus called me. [Chorus]

Source: Light in the Valley: a new work of great merit for the Sunday school, revivals, Christian Endeavor, Epworth League, young people's society, and all forward movement along the line of battle... #57

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 never can forget the time
Title: When Jesus Called Me
Author: Johnson Oatman
Language: English
Refrain First Line: When Jesus called me
Copyright: Public Domain



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Corn In Egypt #159

Cumberland Hymns, a Collection of "Whosoever Will" Songs. Centenary ed. #d78

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Light in the Valley #57

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