Love Him, Love Him?

O the love of God constrains me in the way

Author: Johnson Oatman
Tune: [O the love of God constrains me in the way]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Oh, the love of God constrains me in the way,
And my heart is overflowing ev’ry day;
So singing, shouting, praising,
Songs to Christ I’m raising,
My soul is filled with nothing but his love.

Chorus:
Love him, love him?
‘Twas love for me that bro’t the Savior from above;
Love him, love him?
My soul is filled with nothing but his love.

2 It was love that made him die upon the tree,
It was love that paid the debt for you and me;
So singing, shouting, praising,
Songs to Christ I’m raising,
My soul is filled with nothing but his love. [Chorus]

3 Knowing what his weary saints would need the most,
It was love that made him send the Holy Ghost;
So singing, shouting, praising,
Songs to Christ I’m raising,
My soul is filled with nothing but his love. [Chorus]

4 Thro’ his love we’ll reach our mansion in the sky,
Then his love will make our heaven, by and by;
So singing, shouting, praising,
Songs to Christ I’m raising,
My soul is filled with nothing but his love. [Chorus]


Source: Songs for Work and Worship #96

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 the love of God constrains me in the way
Title: Love Him, Love Him?
Author: Johnson Oatman
Refrain First Line: Love him, love him
Copyright: Public Domain

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