When Christ, our Savior, was here on earth

When Christ, our Savior, was here on earth

Author: Miriam E. Oatman
Tune: [When Christ our Saviour was here on earth]
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1 When Christ our Saviour was here on earth,
And traveled its pathway o'er,
He said to a woman, whom he had healed,
"Go, daughter, and sin no more."

Sinner, the Saviour is calling to thee,
Calling thee o'er and o'er;
"Come, O poor sinner, now come unto me;
Come to me and sin no more."

2 Although the Saviour no longer walks
And teaches beside the shore,
Yet still he is calling, thro' his dear word,
For mortals to sin no more. [Chorus]

3 His pleadings heed, then he'll give to thee
Joy thou hast ne'er felt before;
If thou wilt but listen to his sweet call,
He'll help thee to sin no more. [Chorus]

4 Tho' while we're here, on this earth below,
We are tempted o'er and o'er,
When up in yon heaven we stand at last
With Christ, we will sin no more. [Chorus]

Source: Light in the Valley: a new work of great merit for the Sunday school, revivals, Christian Endeavor, Epworth League, young people's society, and all forward movement along the line of battle... #167

Author: Miriam E. Oatman

Miriam Oatman was the daughter of Joseph Oatman, Jr. and married Frederick F. Blachly. She was a political scientist and served on the Brookings Institution from 1925 to 1933 and taught political science and economics at the American University Graduate School in the 1930’s, and 1940’s. She also wrote over three hundred hymns and composed the music to several of her father's hymns. "How the Fire Fell" is perhaps the most widely known. Go to person page >

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First Line: When Christ, our Savior, was here on earth
Author: Miriam E. Oatman
Refrain First Line: Sinner, the Savior is calling to thee
Copyright: Public Domain


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