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The Sinless Land

Looking past the stars at night

Author: Johnson Oatman
Tune: [Looking past the stars at night]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Looking past the stars at night,
As like sentinels they stand,
Oft by faith I catch the light
Of that blessed, sinless land.

Refrain:
Sinless land of purity,
Over on the golden strand,
I shall yet thy beauty see,
Sinless land, O sinless land.

2 Just beyond the jasper walls,
Past the pearly gates so grand,
Where the light forever falls,
Is God’s home, the sinless land. [Refrain]

3 Many friends by faith I see
Gathered there, a happy band,
Waving palms of victory;
They have reached the sinless land. [Refrain]

4 Cleanse me, Lord, and make me free;
Pure in heart I then shall stand,
Meet at last to dwell with thee
In thy home, the sinless land. [Refrain]

Source: The Finest of the Wheat No. 3 #4

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: Looking past the stars at night
Title: The Sinless Land
Author: Johnson Oatman
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Sinless land of purity
Copyright: Public Domain

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Songs of the Century No. 2 #d95

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The Finest of the Wheat No. 3 #4

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The Redeemer's Praise #137

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