Will I Have a Guide?

Will I have a guide at the eventide

Author: Johnson Oatman
Tune: [Will I have a guide at the eventide]
Published in 1 hymnal

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Representative Text

1 Will I have a guide at the eventide,
When my bark starts out to sea?
Will a star shine bright, lighting up the night,
When I face eternity?

We will have a guide to the other side,
When the gates are held ajar;
Like a beam of light, to illume the night,
Christ will be our Guiding Star.

2 Will the shadows rift, and the dark veil lift,
When at last my sails are spread?
As the sad winds moan, must I sail alone
To the haven land ahead. [Refrain]

3 Over bar and strand will the unseen hand
Of my Savior hold the helm?
Will he safely guide through the wind and tide
To my home in yonder realm? [Refrain]

4 Tho' the sea may roll, yet my trembling soul
In his strong arms will be pressed,
And I’ll find at last, when the anchor’s cast,
My repose upon his breast. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of the Century #7

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 >

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First Line: Will I have a guide at the eventide
Title: Will I Have a Guide?
Author: Johnson Oatman
Language: English
Refrain First Line: We will have a guide to the other side
Copyright: Public Domain


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Songs of the Century #7

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