Sinner, on life's stormy ocean

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1 Sinner, on life's stormy ocean,
What is your hope beyond?
When ceases this life's commotion,
What is your hope beyond?
Thoughts of the past keep repeating,
"Life like a shadow is fleeting,"
Are you prepared for death's greeting?
What is your hope beyond?

Chorus:
Sinner, the moments are flying,
Men all around you are dying;
Soon in the grave you'll be lying,
What is your hope beyond?

2 Mercy stands tenderly pleading,
What is your hope beyond?
She is for you interceding,
What is your hope beyond?
Prayers for your sake are ascending,
Angels above you are bending;
Think of that life never ending,
What is your hope beyond? [Chorus]

3 Sinner, the Saviour is calling,
What is your hope beyond?
Can you not see his blood falling?
What is your hope beyond?
Think of Gethsemane's garden,
No longer now your heart harden;
In Jesus Christ there is pardon,
What is your hope beyond? [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... #190

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: Sinner, on life's stormy ocean
Author: Johnson Oatman
Refrain First Line: Sinner, the moments are flying
Copyright: Public Domain

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