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Soon I will hear my Lord say, Come

Soon I will hear my Lord say, Come

Author: Johnson Oatman
Tune: [Soon I will hear my Lord say, "Come"]
Published in 3 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Soon I will hear my Lord say, "Come,"
To dwell with Him in yonder home,
And when life’s daylight fades away,
He’ll come for me at close of day.

Refrain:
He’ll come for me, He’ll come for me,
To spend with Him eternity;
If here I love Him and obey,
He’ll come for me at close of day.

2 What tho’ the way is all unknown,
Yet I will not be all alone;
My Savior will point out the way,
And come for me at close of day. [Refrain]

3 T’ward that fair mansion in the skies,
I often look with longing eyes;
But tho’ God wills me now to stay,
He’ll come for me at close of day. [Refrain]

4 I want to do for God my best,
Before I enter into rest;
Then when I leave this house of clay,
He’ll come for me at close of day. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9065

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: Soon I will hear my Lord say, Come
Author: Johnson Oatman
Refrain First Line: He'll come for me
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #9065
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  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

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The Cyber Hymnal #9065

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