Only give me Jesus

Traveling down life's pilgrim way

Author: Johnson Oatman
Tune: [Traveling down life's pilgrim way]
Published in 14 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Trav’ling down life’s pilgrim way,
This my pray’r from day to day;
“Lord let come to me what may,
Only give me blessed Jesus.

Give me Jesus night and day,
Give me Jesus all the way,
I will bear both toil and care;
Only give me blessed Jesus.

2 If mine eyes with tears o’erflow,
When my loved ones from me go,
I can drink my cup of woe,
Only give me blessed Jesus. [Refrain]

3 If the sickle I must wield,
Reaping in some foreign field,
Glad obedience will I yield,
Only give me blessed Jesus. [Refrain]

4 He’s my hope when things go wrong,
He’s my help the whole day long,
He’s my live, my joy, my song,
Only give me blessed Jesus. [Refrain]

5 When my work on earth is done,
When my race below is run,
When I see life’s setting sun,
Only give me blessed Jesus. [Refrain]

Source: Soul Inspiring Songs #23

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: Traveling down life's pilgrim way
Title: Only give me Jesus
Author: Johnson Oatman
Refrain First Line: Give me Jesus night and day
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 14 of 14)

Carols of Love #d127

Christian Joy #d115

Church Hymnal #374b

Everlasting Praises No. 2 #d158

Everlasting Praises No. 4 #d132

Heavenly Pictures #d119

Latter Rain Revival #d129

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Revival Message #132

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Songs of Old-Time Power #d172

Songs of the Coming King #d135

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Waves of Joy #d132

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