Won't You Give Him a Trial?

O sinner, come list to this wonderful story

Author: Johnson Oatman
Tune: [O sinner, come list to this wonderful story]
Published in 1 hymnal

Representative Text

1 O sinner, come list to this wonderful story,
Much sweeter than ever a soul did beguile;
Christ Jesus invites you to grace and to glory,
O come to him now, won't you give him a trial?

Chorus:
Won't you give him a trial? won't you give him a trial?
He'll brighten your pathway and cheer ev'ry mile;
Come, bask in the sunlight of his loving smile,
O come to him now, won't you give him a trial?

2 There's only one pathway that reaches to heaven,
The pathway of cross-bearing and self-denial;
Now, while Christ invites you, O come, be forgiven,
O come to him now, won't you give him a trial? [Chorus]

3 A home is prepared for the pure and the holy,
But naught can there enter to mar or defile;
O bring all your sins to the meek and the lowly,
O come to him now, won't you give him a trial? [Chorus]

Source: Light in the Valley: a new work of great merit for the Sunday school, revivals, Christian Endeavor, Epworth League, young people's society, and all forward movement along the line of battle... #174

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: O sinner, come list to this wonderful story
Title: Won't You Give Him a Trial?
Author: Johnson Oatman
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Won't you give Him a trial
Copyright: Public Domain

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