Drinking from the living spring

Out in life's desert

Author: Johnson Oatman
Published in 8 hymnals

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: Out in life's desert
Title: Drinking from the living spring
Author: Johnson Oatman
Refrain First Line: Drinking, I am drinking



Instances (1 - 8 of 8)

Harvest of Light #d165

Helpful Hymns #d161

Messenger of Song #d147

Praises #d72

Redemption Hymns #d166

Soul Melodies #d164

Tested Songs #d168

Triumphant Joy #d179

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