You May Tell My Dear Old Parents

If you reach the gates before me to that land of endless day

Author: Johnson Oatman
Tune: [If you reach the gates before me]
Published in 18 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 you reach the gates before me to that land of endless day
Title: You May Tell My Dear Old Parents
Author: Johnson Oatman



Instances (1 - 18 of 18)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Billows of Praise #d101
Cornelius' Gospel Songs #50Page Scan
Cornelius' Gospel Songs No. 2 #d83
Cornelius' Gospel Songs No. 3 #50Page Scan
Crowning Praises: for Sunday-schools, revivals, conventions and all religious work and worship #56Page Scan
Diamonds #d97
Greatest and Lasting Hymns #d136
Harvest of Light #d102
Helpful Hymns #d96
Lasting Hymns No. 2 #d108
Redemption Hymns #d97
Revival Glory #d83
Songs of the Cross #295Page Scan
Soul Echoes #d107
Soul Melodies #d93
Star of the Morning #d83
Tested Songs #d100
Triumphant Joy #d112
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