I'm Homesick for Heaven Tonight

The home of my childhood was cheerful and bright

Author: Johnson Oatman
Tune: [The home of my childhood was cheerful and bright]
Published in 4 hymnals

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 home of my childhood was cheerful and bright
Title: I'm Homesick for Heaven Tonight
Author: Johnson Oatman
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Heaven, sweet heaven, the home of the blest
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 4 of 4)

Fairer than Day #d80

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Fairer than Day (Enlarged Edition) #89

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Songs of the Mercy Seat #58

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The Revival No. 4 #280

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