1 Let others choose pleasures of sin if they may,
But I have found something far better than they,
For since the religion of Jesus I’ve tried
My own conscience tells me I’m on the safe side.
I’m on the safe side,
I’m on the safe side;
In Christ my dear Savior thro’ faith I’ll abide,
Then living or dying I’m on the safe side.
2 This world and its follies will soon pass away,
But Christ and his kingdom endureth for aye;
When I weigh earth’s pleasures, its snares and its pride
Against heav’nly glory, I’m on the safe side. [Chorus]
3 The tempter with doubtings my soul would appall,
By trying to whisper that death endeth all,
But he cannot turn me from where I abide,
For God’s Spirit tells me, I’m on the safe side. [Chorus]
4 Within God’s own Bible I find written down
That for self-denial Christ promis’d a crown,
A robe and a mansion just over the tide,
O glory to Jesus, I’m on the safe side. [Chorus]
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 >
Display Title: On the Safe SideFirst Line: Let others choose pleasures of sin if they mayTune Title: [Let others choose pleasures of sin if they may]Author: Rev. Johnson Oatman, Jr.Date: 1900Subject: Acceptance of Christ | ; Faith |