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Asking for more

The Lord sends me blessings again and again

Author: Johnson Oatman
Tune: [The Lord sends me blessings again and again]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 The Lord sends me blessings again and again,
My cup he doth fill o’er and o’er,
But tho’ he doth give more than I can contain,
Yet, still I am asking for more;
For more of his love shed abroad in my heart,
For more of his blood sprinkled o’er ev’ry part,
And while it doth please him these gifts to impart,
Yet, still I am asking for more.

Refrain:
Asking for more, asking for more,
Oh, fill me, dear Lord, from thy bountiful store;
Yet, while thou art filling, I still will implore,
I still will keep asking for more.

2 Like the air that we breathe, these blessings so sweet
Were not for the future to store,
For present demands they are only to meet,
So, still I am asking for more;
I pray him by day and I pray him by night,
For grace to be kept on the side of the right,
But while he is filling my soul with delight,
Yet, still I am asking for more. [Refrain]

3 “Hitherto you have asked for naught in my name,
Ask now from my bountiful store,
That your joy may be full, ask largely again,”
So, still I am asking for more;
As long as I live I will ask o’er and o’er,
Until I am called to that beautiful shore,
Until I am filled with his joy evermore,
I still will keep asking for more. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Love and Praise No. 4 #113

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: The Lord sends me blessings again and again
Title: Asking for more
Author: Johnson Oatman
Copyright: Public Domain

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Songs of Love and Praise No. 4 #113

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