O, won't you meet me there

This life will soon be ended

Author: Johnson Oatman
Tune: [This life will soon be ended]
Published in 9 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

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1 This life will soon be ended,
A few more doubts and fears,
Then we will be forever
Beyond this vale of tears;
My Saviour has gone over,
A mansion to prepare,
So when we cross the river,
Oh, won’t you meet me there?

Refrain:
Oh, won’t you meet me there?
Oh, won’t you meet me there?
In that eternal City
Where all is bright and fair?
I’m going home to glory,
A crown of life to wear,
There’s room enough in heaven,
Oh, won’t you meet me there?

2 There all the walls are jasper,
There all the streets are gold,
But of that city’s beauty
The half has not been told;
For you and me, my brother,
Christ once the cross did bear,
That we might see its glory,
Oh, won’t you meet me there? [Refrain]

3 Dear sinner, start for glory,
Where all is fair and bright,
Just bow before the Saviour,
He’ll save your soul to-night;
He’ll write your name in heaven,
In answer to your pray’r,
There friends for you are waiting,
Oh, won’t you meet me there? [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Love and Praise No. 4 #52

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: This life will soon be ended
Title: O, won't you meet me there
Author: Johnson Oatman

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Bright Melodies: for the Sunday school and young people's societies embracing praise hymns, work songs, invitation songs, primary songs, etc., etc. #56Page Scan
Give Thanks and Sing, for Religious Meetings #d109
Give Thanks and Sing: for use in all religious meetings #11Page Scan
Give Thanks and Sing; for Religious Meetings #d172
Gospel Song-Gems No.1 #121Page Scan
Our Hymns: compiled for use in the services of the Baptist Temple #52Page Scan
Praise Hymns and Full Salvation Songs #44Page Scan
Songs of Love and Praise No. 4 #52TextAudioPage Scan
Songs of Love and Praise No. 5: for use in meetings for Christian worship or work #189Page Scan



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