Who Will Answer for Me?

Who will answer for me, when, life's battles all past

Author: Johnson Oatman
Tune: [Who will answer for me, when, life's battles all past]
Published in 6 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Who will answer for me, when, life’s battles all past,
I shall stand at the bar of the Judgment at last,
When before me the Judge of all nations I see,
In that terrible hour, who will answer for me?

Chorus:
When the Judge shall at last call my name from the roll,
And shall ask, “who will answer for the guilty soul?”
Then my Saviour will turn with compassion to’ard me,
And His sweet voice will say, “I will answer for thee!”

2 Oh, how dark all my past, as from there I look back,
Many sins and mistakes will I count on my track,
Scarce a single good deed on my record I see,
And I cry in despair, “who will answer for me?” [Chorus]

3 Justice there will I see with the scales in her hand,
And I know I shall quake as upon them I stand;
“Weigh’d and found wanting” there, as no doubt I shall be
In my weakness and fear;— who will answer for me? [Chorus]

4 Saviour, help me to walk close to Thee day by day,
When I hear Thy commands may I trust and obey;
While I live may I ever to Thee faithful be,
Then at last hear Thee say, “I will answer for thee!” [Chorus]


Source: Melodies of Salvation #139

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: Who will answer for me, when, life's battles all past
Title: Who Will Answer for Me?
Author: Johnson Oatman
Refrain First Line: When the Judge shall at last call my name

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Gospel Song-Gems No.1 #22

Melodies of Salvation #d179

Melodies of Salvation #d249

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Melodies of Salvation #139

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Songs of Love and Praise No. 5 #34

Soul-Stirring Songs #d108

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