1 I see my Saviour hanging on the bloody tree,
By faith I see Him dying there in agony;
But in His death on Calv’ry is my hope and plea,
I want to love Him better, for He died for me.
I want to love Him better for He died for me,
I want to love Him better for He set me free;
I want to love Him better as the moments fly
I want to love Him better as the days go by.
2 The light He brought from heaven, made the darkness flee,
No more do types and shadows point to Calvary;
He broke the chains that bound me, when He looked at me,
I want to love Him better, for He set me free. [Refrain]
3 It veiled the face of nature to behold Him die,
It made the mountains tremble, when they heard Him cry;
He saved my soul from dying as He hung on high,
I want to love Him better as the moments fly. [Refrain]
4 But now he lives in glory, in that home on high,
Where angels chant the story, how He came to die;
But till I join that chorus with them in the sky,
I want to love Him better as the days go by. [Refrain]
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 >