Heaven is just as near

If the ship be lost When by billows tossed

Author: Johnson Oatman
Tune: [If the ship be lost When by billows tossed]
Published in 10 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 the ship be lost When by billows tossed
Title: Heaven is just as near
Author: Johnson Oatman
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 10 of 10)

Billows of Praise #d99

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Cornelius' Gospel Songs #193

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Cornelius' Gospel Songs No. 3 #71

Cornelius' Gospel Songs No. 4 #d82

Glory Gleams #d101

Gospel Rays #d113

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Songs of the Cross #113

Soul Echoes #d105

Soul Melodies #d90

Tested Songs #d98

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