Rest and Be Satisfied

Once I was far from the haven of rest

Author: Johnson Oatman
Tune: [Once I was far from the haven of rest]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

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1 Once I was far from the haven of rest,
Out where life’s billows did o’er me roll,
No refuge had I on the Savior’s breast,
But I cried to Jesus to save my soul.

Then the dear Lord heard and answered my pray’r,
So I will rest and be satisfied there,
Then the dear Lord heard and answered my pray’r,
So I will rest and be satisfied there.

2 Once I was bending beneath a great load,
Rough was the way which my tired feet pressed,
But now I rejoice on the heav’nly road,
For my Savior gives to my soul sweet rest.

Jesus will help me each burden to bear,
So I will rest and be satisfied there,
Jesus will help me each burden to bear,
So I will rest and be satisfied there.

3 So I will serve him as long as I live,
Serve the dear Savior who died for me,
A mansion to me he has promised to give,
Where I forever with him may be.

Soon up in heaven his glory I’ll share,
Then I will rest and be satisfied there,
Soon up in heaven his glory I’ll share,
Then I will rest and be satisfied there.


Source: Songs for Work and Worship #84

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 was far from the haven of rest
Title: Rest and Be Satisfied
Author: Johnson Oatman
Refrain First Line: So I will rest and be satisfied
Copyright: Public Domain

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