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I shall look like the King

O how often I think as I walk down the valley

Author: Johnson Oatman
Tune: [O how often I think as I walk down the valley]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 O how often I think as I walk down the valley
Of that blest home in heaven where bright angels sing;
And I read of our Lord, that some day I’ll be like Him,
When I look on His beauty, I shall be like the King.

I shall look like the King,
When I cross over Jordan,
When I hear all the ransomed and bright angels sing,
Tho’ on earth I am covered with the dust of the highway,
When I cross over Jordan, I shall be like the King.

2 In the image of God were our parents created,
Pure and fair as the morning, as flow’rs in the spring;
But all tho’ sin and shame has defiled and deformed us,
When I cross over Jordan, I shall look like the King. [Refrain]

3 In my Savior I trust who has bought my redemption,
And thro’ storm, or thro’ sunshine to His cross I will cling;
Then as pure as the light, and as holy as angles,
When I cross over Jordan, I shall look like the King. [Refrain]

Source: Calvary's Praises #21

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 how often I think as I walk down the valley
Title: I shall look like the King
Author: Johnson Oatman
Copyright: Public Domain



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Calvary's Praises #21

Crowns of Rejoicing #d175

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