If I should die tonight

If soon upon time's rolling foam

Author: Johnson Oatman
Published in 8 hymnals

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: If soon upon time's rolling foam
Title: If I should die tonight
Author: Johnson Oatman
Refrain First Line: Weep not, dear friends, when I must go
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 8 of 8)

Harvest of Light #d99

Helpful Hymns #d93

Messenger of Song #d80

Redemption Hymns #d93

Soul Echoes #d104

Soul Melodies #d89

Tested Songs #d97

Triumphant Joy #d107

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