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Let the winds and the waves sweep around me

Once I came a poor, penitent sinner

Author: Johnson Oatman
Tune: [Once I came, a poor, penitent sinner]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Once I came, a poor, penitent sinner,
But the Saviour of men heard my pray’r;
Then I went on the mountain with Jesus,
And his glory did shine ’round me there.

Refrain:
Let the winds and the waves sweep around me,
I have peace which the world cannot share;
For I’ve been on the mountain with Jesus,
And his glory hath shone ’round me there.

2 Once I bowed in the valley of sorrow,
But I heard a voice, “do not despair;”
Then I went on the mountain with Jesus,
And his glory did shine ’round me there. [Refrain]

3 Soon I’ll walk with my Lord down the valley,
And we’ll enter those portals so fair;
Then I’ll live on the mountain with Jesus,
And his glory will shine ’round me there. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Love and Praise No. 4 #64

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: Once I came a poor, penitent sinner
Title: Let the winds and the waves sweep around me
Author: Johnson Oatman
Copyright: Public Domain

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Songs of Love and Praise No. 4 #64

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