Walk, My Child, with Me

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1 Once I hear my Saviour speak,
"Come, my child, and walk with me;
I am strong, but thou art weak,
Walk, my child, with me.
I will be thy faithful friend;
I will thee from harm defend;
I will guide thee to the end;
Walk, my child, with me.

"Walk, my child, with me,
All the way with me;
I will safely lead the home,
Walk, my child, with me"

2 "Through this land of toil and tears,
Come, my child, and walk with me;
I will drive away thy fears,
Walk, my child with me.
Pilgrim to an unknown strand,
Would'st thou reach the better land?
Let me lead thee by the hand;
Walk, my child, with me." [Chorus]

3 "Through the darkness and the night,
Come, my child, and walk with me;
I will make thy pathway bright,
Walk, my child, with me.
When life's clouds have passed away,
Thou wilt shine in endless day;
Come, I am the Life, the Way,
Walk, my child, with me." [Chorus]

Source: Light in the Valley: a new work of great merit for the Sunday school, revivals, Christian Endeavor, Epworth League, young people's society, and all forward movement along the line of battle... #4

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 heard my Savior speak
Title: Walk, My Child, with Me
Author: Johnson Oatman
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Walk, my child with me
Copyright: Public Domain


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Light in the Valley #4

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