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Sinners Are Coming Home

O brother, have you heard the story

Author: Johnson Oatman
Tune: [O brother, have you heard the story]
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 O brother, have you heard the story?
O brother, have you heard the story?
O let us all give God the glory,
For sinners are coming home.

Chorus:
Then shout, shout the good news,
Shout, shout the good news;
Then shout, shout the good news,
For sinners are coming home.

2 O sing, for Jesus now rejoices
O sing, for Jesus now rejoices
And heaven rings with happy voices,
For sinners are coming home. [Chorus]

3 The golden harps are sweetly sounding,
The golden harps are sweetly sounding,
And Christian hearts with joy are bounding,
For sinners are coming home. [Chorus]

4 Oh, don’t you hear the angels singing?
Oh, don’t you hear the angels singing?
While with the news they’re upward winging,
For sinners are coming home. [Chorus]


Source: Melodies of Salvation #149

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: O brother, have you heard the story
Title: Sinners Are Coming Home
Author: Johnson Oatman
Refrain First Line: Then about, about the good news
Copyright: Public Domain

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Melodies of Salvation #d107

Melodies of Salvation #d151

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Melodies of Salvation #149

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Songs of Love and Praise No. 5 #203

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