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Jesus Always Goes Ahead

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1 Since I made the Lord my choice,
Since He made my heart rejoice;
Ev'rywhere that I am led,
Jesus always goes ahead.

Praise the Lord I'm, not afraid,
In dark hours, I'm not dismayed,
For I know where e'er I'm led,
Jesus always goes ahead.

2 Oft, across my path I see,
Shadows that would frighten me;
But of them I have no dread,
Jesus always goes ahead. [Chorus]

3 In the day or in the night,
In the dark or in the light;
Safely in His steps I tread,
Jesus always goes ahead. [Chorus]

4 When I reach the Jordan's shrink,
Safe with Him I will not shrink;
O'er its tide a bridge is spread,
Jesus always goes ahead. [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... #164

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 made the Lord my choice
Title: Jesus Always Goes Ahead
Author: Johnson Oatman
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Praise the Lord I'm not afraid
Copyright: Public Domain



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