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The Names of Hhis Children Are There

In God's home is a book called "The Lambs book of life"

Author: Johnson Oatman
Tune: [In God’s home is a book called “The Lambs book of life”]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 In God’s home is a book called “The Lambs book of life,”
Kept by angels so spotless and fair;
There’s no room in that book for earth’s sorrows or strife,
For the names of his children are there.

Refrain:
Yes, the names of his children are there
On those pages so spotless and fair;
When life’s struggles are past,
He will own us at last,
For the names of his children are there.

2 Ev’ry hour of the day would the tempter of souls
Fill our spirits with doubt and despair;
But at thoughts of that book ev’ry shadow soon rolls,
For the names of his children are there. [Refrain]

3 So I’ll trust in that One who each hour of the day
Helps me carry each burden and care;
He has put my name down on those pages to stay,
For the names of his children are there. [Refrain]

4 When at last I shall hear Jesus bid me come home,
From that book he my name will declare;
Then I’ll live with my Lord in his beautiful home,
For the names of his children are there. [Refrain]

Source: New Songs of the Gospel: for use in all religious meetings #32

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: In God's home is a book called "The Lambs book of life"
Title: The Names of Hhis Children Are There
Author: Johnson Oatman

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