Jesus has promised to keep thee

Soul, art thou seeking that heavenly land

Author: Johnson Oatman
Tune: [Soul, art thou seeking that heavenly land]
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Representative Text

1 Soul, art thou seeking that heav’nly land,
Jesus has promised to keep thee;
Let the dear Savior e’er hold thy hand,
Jesus has promised to keep thee.

Refrain:
Trust in that Friend, trust to the end,
Jesus has promised to keep thee;
Tell him thy fears, he’ll dry thy tears,
Jesus has promised to keep thee

2 What tho’ the shadows are dark and deep,
Jesus has promised to keep thee;
What tho’ the tempest around may sweep,
Jesus has promised to keep thee. [Refrain]

3 If thou art tempted from him to stray,
Jesus has promised to keep thee;
Gently he’ll guide thee along life’s way,
Jesus has promised to keep thee. [Refrain]

4 When the cold Jordan at last shall roll,
Jesus has promised to keep thee;
Safe o’er the river he’ll bear thy soul,
Jesus has promised to keep thee. [Refrain]

Source: The Finest of the Wheat No. 3 #109

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: Soul, art thou seeking that heavenly land
Title: Jesus has promised to keep thee
Author: Johnson Oatman
Refrain First Line: Trust in that Friend

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The Finest of the Wheat No. 3 #109

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