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Farther Out

Since I found that faith in Jesus

Author: Johnson Oatman
Tune: [Since I found that faith in Jesus]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Since I found that faith in Jesus
Saves from sin, and sweetly saves,
Heart and soul have join’d in crying,
“Farther out upon the waves.”

Farther out upon the ocean
Of God’s wondrous love and grace;
“Farther out” shall be my watchword
Till I meet him face to face.

2 There’s no safety for my vessel
Where the breakers dash and roar,
But I find the smoothest water
Farther out, away from shore, [Chorus]

3 Here the sunlight falls from heaven,—
All is peace within, without,
While each day celestial breezes
Drive my vessel farther out. [Chorus]

4 Tho’ life’s storms may sweep around me,
In my soul I sing and shout,
For I know that ev’ry tempest
Will but drive me farther out. [Chorus]

5 Farther out, till I have safely
Reached that land across the foam,
Farther out, till I have anchored
In the soul’s eternal home. [Chorus]

Source: Songs for Work and Worship #175

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: Since I found that faith in Jesus
Title: Farther Out
Author: Johnson Oatman
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Farther out upon the ocean
Copyright: Public Domain



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Heart Cheering Songs #27

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Songs for Work and Worship #175

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