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Humble Thyself to Walk with God

If thou wouldst have the dear Savior from heaven

Author: Johnson Oatman
Tune: [If thou wouldst have the dear Savior from heaven]
Published in 15 hymnals

Representative Text

1 If thou wouldst have the dear Savior from heaven
Walk by thy side from the morn till the even,
There is a rule that each day you must follow:
Humble thyself to walk with God.

Humble thyself and the Lord will draw near thee,
Humble thyself and His presence shall cheer thee;
He will not walk with the proud or the scornful,
Humble thyself to walk with God.

2 Just as the Lord, in the world’s early ages,
Walked and communed with the prophets and sages,
He will come now if you meet the conditions:
Humble thyself to walk with God. [Refrain]

3 Just as the stream finds a bed that is lowly,
So Jesus walks with the pure and the holy;
Cast out thy pride, and in heartfelt contrition
Humble thyself to walk with God. [Refrain]

Evening Light Songs, 1987 (Timeless Truths)

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 thou wouldst have the dear Savior from heaven
Title: Humble Thyself to Walk with God
Author: Johnson Oatman
Meter: with refrain
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Humble thyself and the Lord will draw



Instances (1 - 15 of 15)

Assembly Songs #274

Children's Hymns and Songs #d43

Christian Hymnal, a Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs Suitable for Use in Public Worship #d226

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Evangel Songs #58

His Voice in Song #d60

Hymnal of the Church of God #368

Latter Rain Revival #d46

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Songs of Grace and Glory #26

Songs of Old-Time Power #d69

Songs of Pentecostal Power, Complete #d87

Songs of Praise #d111

Songs of the Coming King #d44

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Soul Inspiring Songs #51

Star of the Morning #d81


Timeless Truths #706

Exclude 14 pre-1979 instances
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