Jesus Passed This Way Before

Representative Text

1 Joy to me this tho't has given, (tho't has given),
Jesus passed this way before, (way before);
All the way from earth to heaven, (earth to heaven),
Jesus passed this way before. (way before.)

Refrain:
Tho' the clouds are heavy o'er me, (heavy o'er me),
And tho' dark the way before me; (way before me;)
This can fill my soul with singing, (soul with singing,)
Jesus passed this way before. (way before.)

2 Does the road seem rough and weary, (rough and weary)?
Jesus passed this way before, (way before);
Does the night seem dark and dreary, (dark and dreary)?
Jesus passed this way before. (way before.) [Refrain]

3 Is my heart with sorrow breaking, (sorrow breaking)?
Jesus passed this way before, (way before);
When my breast with sobs is shaking, (sobs is shaking),
Jesus passed this way before. (way before.) [Refrain]

4 I am on this Friend relying, (Friend relying),
Jesus passed this way before, (way before);
And I'll shout when I am dying, (I am dying),
Jesus passed this way before. (way before.) [Refrain]

Source: Church Hymnal #190

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: Joy to me this thought has given
Title: Jesus Passed This Way Before
Author: Johnson Oatman (1908)
Refrain First Line: Though the clouds are heavy o'er me
Copyright: Public Domain

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Church Hymnal #190

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