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I Shall See My Savior's Face

I shall see my Savior's face, sometime, sometime

Author: Johnson Oatman
Tune: [I shall see my Saviour’s face, sometime, sometime]
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1 I shall see my Saviour’s face, sometime, sometime;
I shall praise Him for His grace, sometime, sometime;
Long and loud my praise shall roll,
As His mercies I extol,
In that homeland of the soul, sometime, sometime.

2 I shall reap what now I sow, sometime, sometime;
By the crystal river’s flow, sometime, sometime;
Since I love my Saviour here,
There is naught for me to fear,
For I shall with Him appear, sometime, sometime.

3 ‘Neath the grassy mound I’ll sleep, sometime, sometime;
Friends above my grave may weep, sometime, sometime;
But with Jesus I shall rise,
Gain my everlasting prize,
Reign with Him beyond the skies, sometime, sometime.

4 I shall join my long lost friends, sometime, sometime;
In that life that never ends, sometime, sometime;
In that blest eternal state,
Where for me they watch and wait,
I shall meet them at the gate, sometime, sometime.

Source: The Voice of Thanksgiving No. 3 #97

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 shall see my Savior's face, sometime, sometime
Title: I Shall See My Savior's Face
Author: Johnson Oatman
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


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The Voice of Thanksgiving No. 3 #97

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