Every Bridge Is Burned Behind Me

Since I started out to find thee

Author: Johnson Oatman
Tune: [Since I started out to find thee]
Published in 18 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Since I started out to find thee,
Since I did to the Ark did flee,
Ev'ry bridge is burned behind me,
I will never turn from thee.

Chorus:
Strengthen all the ties that bind me
Closer, closer, Lord to thee;
Ev'ry bridge is burned behind me,
Thine I evermore will be.

2 Thou didst hear my plea so kindly,
Thou didst grant me so much grace;
Ev'ry bridge is burned behind me,
I will ne'er my steps retrace. [Chorus]

3 Cares of life perplex and grind me,
Yet I keep the narrow way;
Ev'ry bridge is burned behind me,
I from thee will never stray. [Chorus]

4 All in all, I ever find thee,
Saviour, Lover, Brother, Friend;
Ev'ry bridge is burned behind me,
I will serve thee to the end. [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... #34

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 started out to find thee
Title: Every Bridge Is Burned Behind Me
Author: Johnson Oatman
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Strengthen all the ties that bind me
Copyright: Public Domain

Timeline

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #1387
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)

Instances

Instances (1 - 1 of 1)
TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #1387

Include 17 pre-1979 instances
Suggestions or corrections? Contact us



Advertisements


It looks like you are using an ad-blocker. Ad revenue helps keep us running. Please consider white-listing Hymnary.org or subscribing to eliminate ads entirely and help support Hymnary.org.