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Send a Wave of Salvation Today

We are waiting and watching dear Savior

Author: Johnson Oatman
Tune: [We are waiting and watching, dear Savior]
Published in 4 hymnals

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1. We are waiting and watching, dear Savior,
For an old time revival we pray;
Thou who hast all the floods in Thy keeping,
Send a wave of salvation today.

Send a wave of salvation, dear Savior,
Over city and country, we pray;
To redeem and restore poor lost sinners;
Send a wave of salvation today.

2. We are praying for sinners, dear Savior,
And for sheep who have wandered astray;
Nothing, Lord, but Thy pow’r can reclaim them,
Send a wave of salvation today. [Refrain]

3. Many sad hearts are weeping in sorrow,
For the years have been squandered away;
But their tears without Christ will not save them,
Send a wave of salvation today. [Refrain]

4. In that home of the soul we have loved ones,
We’ve been lonely since they went away;
O that all may prepare to rejoin them;
Send a wave of salvation today. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #5973

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: We are waiting and watching dear Savior
Title: Send a Wave of Salvation Today
Author: Johnson Oatman
Refrain First Line: Send a wave of salvation, dear Savior



The Cyber Hymnal #5973
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