1 Oh, the world has sung of Jesus nineteen hundred years and more,
So we cannot tell a story that has not been told before;
But the story we are singing though so old is ever new,
For it satisfies us fully, as naught else can do.
So we’ll sing the same old story ev’ry day,
We’ll sing the same old story all the way;
We’ll sing the same old story, till we get home to glory,
Then we’ll sing it in that land of fadeless day.
2 Oh, it tells us God so loved us that He gave His Son to die,
And that whosoever trusteth in His name shall never die;
But may live with Him in heaven after time on earth is o’er,
And we’ll sing the same old story on the golden shore. [Refrain]
3 Oh, this is the sweetest story that the world has ever heard,
For it gives us blessed comfort when we take Him at His word;
As we read about the mansions that our Saviour will prepare,
We can feel our souls uplifted, longing to be there. [Refrain]
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 >
Display Title: The Same Old StoryFirst Line: Oh, the world has sung of Jesus nineteen hundred years and moreTune Title: [Oh, the world has sung of Jesus nineteen hundred years and more]Author: Rev. Johnson Oatman, Jr.Date: 1921Subject: Gospel Message |