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The blood upon the door

When the Lord passed over Egypt

Author: Johnson Oatman
Tune: [When the Lord passed over Egypt]
Published in 11 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 When the Lord pass'd over Egypt,
There was weeping ev’rywhere,
For the angel smote the firstborn,
Of each family dwelling there,
But some houses he pass’d over,
As his word had said before,
And death entered not the portals,
Where the blood was on the door.

Precious blood upon the door,
Saving blood upon the door,
O my soul there is no danger,
When the blood is on the door.

2 We are in a land of danger,
And death lurks on ev’ry hand,
But that soul has perfect safety,
Who obeys the Lord’s command,
For secure in God’s pavilion,
He can watch life’s breakers roar,
For God’s angels guard the dwelling,
Where the blood is on the door. [Refrain]

3 Not the blood of lambs or cattle,
Sprinkled over any part,
But the blood of Christ, the Savior,
Can redeem a human heart,
Then when death these ties shall sever,
And we walk on earth no more,
We may live with Christ for ever,
If His blood is on the door. [Refrain]

Source: The Best of All: complete #20

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: When the Lord passed over Egypt
Title: The blood upon the door
Author: Johnson Oatman
Refrain First Line: Precious blood upon the door



The Cyber Hymnal #11737
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