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When Darkness Once Her Wings Had Spread

When darkness once her wings had spread over slumbering Galilee

Author: Johnson Oatman, Jr.
Tune: [Our Lord can hold the ocean in the hollow of his hand]
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Author: Johnson Oatman, Jr.

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: When darkness once her wings had spread over slumbering Galilee
Title: When Darkness Once Her Wings Had Spread
Author: Johnson Oatman, Jr.
Refrain First Line: 'Twas glory be to God on high, peace and good will to men
Publication Date: 1903
Copyright: Public Domain

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