Hand in Hand with Jesus

Once from my poor sin-sick soul Christ did every burden roll

Author: Johnson Oatman
Tune: [Once from my poor sin sick soul]
Published in 40 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Once from my poor sin-sick soul
Christ did ev'ry burden roll,
Now I walk redeemed and whole,
Hand in hand with Jesus.

Hand in hand we walk each day,
Hand in hand along the way;
Walking thus I cannot stray,
Hand in hand with Jesus.

2 In my night of dark despair,
Jesus heard and answered prayer,
Now I’m walking free as air,
Hand in hand with Jesus. [Chorus]

3 From the strait and narrow way,
Praise the Lord, I cannot stray,
For I'm walking ev'ry day,
Hand in hand with Jesus. [Chorus]

4 When the stars are backward rolled,
And His Home I shall behold,
I will walk those streets of gold,
Hand in hand with Jesus. [Chorus]

Source: Church Hymnal #55

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: Once from my poor sin-sick soul Christ did every burden roll
Title: Hand in Hand with Jesus
Author: Johnson Oatman
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Hand in hand we walk each day



Instances (1 - 40 of 40)

America's Favorite Radio Songs #d75

Bells of Victory #d98

Best of All #d105

Best of All Number 2 #d115

Billows of Love #d83

Brighter Day #d71

Calvary Songs: A Choice Collection of Gospel Songs, both Old and New #265

Camp Meeting Songs, a Collection of Gospel Songs ... #d102

Charming Melodies #d103

Christian Joy #d72


Church Hymnal #55

Crowns of Glory, a Book of Gospel Songs #d86

Divine Echoes #d77

Divine Praise #d81

Echoes of Calvary #d82

Encore: a Collection of Tried and Proven Songs #d126

Forward in Faith #d79

Glory Bound, Our First 1957 Book #d78

Glory Gleams #d179

Gospel Quartet Music No. 1 #d73

Gospel Song Jewels No. 2 #27

Guiding Hand #d73

Harmony Gems #d84

Living Way #d72

New Songs of Praise #83

Primitive Baptist Hymnal #d258

Revival Message #d94

Sacred Selections for the Church: a collection of sacred selections featuring choice favorites old and new (57th ed) #149

Singing In Heaven #134

Songs of the Cross #315

Songs You Love No. 2 #d21

Page Scan

Special Radio Selections #63

Superior Quartet Songs #d34

Temple Echoes, Our Second 1955 Book #d76

Three Hundred Country Chapel Songs and Hymns #d167

Timely Songs for Church, Singing School and Conventions #d73

Universal Songs and Hymns, a complete hymnal #d146

World Wide Church Songs #d144

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