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Depending on the Blood

On the golden streets of heaven all men hope to walk some day

Author: Johnson Oatman, Jr.
Tune: [On the golden streets of heaven all men hope to walk some day]
Published in 2 hymnals

Representative Text

1 On the golden streets of heaven all men hope to walk some day,
Yet so many are not willing to accept the living way;
But while others build on good works or opinions if they may,
Hallelujah! hallelujah! I'm depending on the blood.

Refrain:
In the soul-cleansing blood of the Saviour,
I've been wash'd in the crimson flood;
Tho' the world may say
There is hope some other way,
I'm depending on the blood.

2 Some will tell us that God's mercy is their only hope and plea,
That a soul He could not punish thro'out all eternity;
But I read that my dear Saviour died for sinners just like me,
Hallelujah! hallelujah! I'm depending on the blood. [Refrain]

3 As we look back thro' the ages where the kings and prophets trod,
We may see their altars reeking with the sacrifice and blood;
But those types were only pointing to the Paschal Lamb of God,
Hallelujah! hallelujah! I'm depending on the blood. [Refrain]

4 'Tis the burden of that chorus over on the streets of light,
That the blood from Calv'ry's mountain hath wash'd all their garments white;
So I'll shout along life's pathway till I reach that land so bright,
Hallelujah! hallelujah! I'm depending on the blood. [Refrain]

Author: Johnson Oatman, Jr.

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: On the golden streets of heaven all men hope to walk some day
Title: Depending on the Blood
Author: Johnson Oatman, Jr.
Language: English
Refrain First Line: In the soul-cleansing blood of the Savior

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Redemption Songs #143

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Songs of Triumph No.s 1 and 2 Combined #152

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