I know where to hide

Many long years I wandered

Author: Johnson Oatman
Tune: [Many long years I wandered]
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1 Many long years I wandered,
With no compass or chart,
But the time that I squandered
Brought no peace to my heart;
But since Jesus hath found me,
And with me will abide,
When the waves roll around me
Now I know where to hide.

Yes, I know where to hide,
And in safety abide;
Since my Savior sought and found me,
I know where to hide.

2 Sin no longer can harm me,
For my Savior is here;
No temptation can charm me
While my dear Lord is near;
Blessed peace he will give me
While I walk by his side,
And while Jesus is with me
Will I know where to hide. [Refrain]

3 I will love him forever,
He’s my wonderful friend;
He’ll forsake me, no, never,
He’ll be mine to the end;
And when death, silent reaper,
Will no more be denied,
He will still be my keeper,
For I know where to hide. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Grace and Glory: A New and Inspiring Selection of Sacred Songs for Evangelical Use and General Worship #31

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 >

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First Line: Many long years I wandered
Title: I know where to hide
Author: Johnson Oatman
Refrain First Line: Yes, I know where to hide
Copyright: Public Domain


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