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Jesus, my Savior, O, how dear thou art to me

Jesus, my Savior, O, how dear thou art to me

Author: Johnson Oatman
Tune: [Jesus, my Savior, O, how dear Thou art to me]
Published in 4 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Jesus, my Saviour,
O, how dear Thou art to me,
When I behold Thee
On dark Calvary,
But I find Thee dearer
When upon life’s dusty road,
Thou dost say “Com nearer,
Cast on my thy load.”

Refrain:
Jesus, my Saviour,
Wilt Thou tarry by my side,
Man of my Counsel,
Brother, friend and guide?

2 Jesus, my Saviour,
Thou art dear, so dear to me,
When Thy grave opens
When the shadows flee,
But my heart was broken
with the love that came to me,
When the words were spoken,
Words that set me free. [Refrain]

3 Jesus, my Saviour,
Thou wilt be the first and best,
Till cords are broken
And I sink to rest,
Then, when I behold Thee,
When mine eyes Thy face shall see,
With Thy love enfold me,
All Eternity. [Refrain]

Source: Uplifted Voices: a 20th century hymn book for sunday-schools and devotional meetings #56

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: Jesus, my Savior, O, how dear thou art to me
Author: Johnson Oatman

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Consecrated Hymns #81

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Hymns of the Kingdom #81

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Uplifted Voices #56

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World-Wide Hosannas #149

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