Take off the Old Coat

The feast is prepared, you're urged to come in

Author: Johnson Oatman
Tune: [The feast is prepared, you're urged to come in]
Published in 8 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 The feast is prepared, you’re urged to come in,
Long years you have worn that old coat of sin;
But for such a feast this old garment won’t do,
Then take off the old coat, put on the new.

Refrain:
O take off the old coat, put on the new,
For Christ has a garment ready for you;
White robes of salvation wait at the door,
Then take off the old coat, wear it no more.

2 The old coat has brought you sorrow and care,
It led you to shame, it led to despair;
It never has been a blessing to you,
Then take off the old coat, put on the new. [Refrain]

3 The old coat is soiled, without and within,
All covered with guilt, all spotted with sin;
To wear to the banquet it never will do,
Then take off the old coat, put on the new, [Refrain]

4 The new coat is lovely, spotless and pure;
Arrayed in that coat, a welcome is sure;
A place at the feast will be saved for you,
Then take off the old coat, put on the new. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #12634

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: The feast is prepared, you're urged to come in
Title: Take off the Old Coat
Author: Johnson Oatman
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #12634
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The Cyber Hymnal #12634

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