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Let me get nearer the cross

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: This is the prayer that I offer each day
Title: Let me get nearer the cross
Author: Johnson Oatman
Refrain First Line: Sweep the burdens of life aside



Instances (1 - 14 of 14)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Billows of Praise #d222
Calvary Hymns #6Page Scan
Celestial Chimes #d85
Cornelius' Gospel Songs #6Page Scan
Cornelius' Gospel Songs No. 2 #d225
Cornelius' Gospel Songs No. 3 #6
Cornelius' Gospel Songs No. 4 #d196
Glory Gleams #d244
Gospel Rays #d254
Home Gospel Songs #d231
Home Gospel Songs No. 2 #d193
Home Gospel Songs No. 2 #d194
Praises #d91
Songs of the Cross #29Page Scan
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