Nothing satisfies but Jesus

Ye pilgrims on a foreign strand

Author: Johnson Oatman
Tune: [Ye pilgrims on a foreign strand]
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 Ye pilgrims on a foreign strand,
Tho’ long or brief your stay,
Cling not to earthly pleasures, for
They’re transient as the day!
But ever bear this tho’t in mind,
With passing down life’s way—
Nothing fully satisfies but Jesus!

Nothing fully satisfies but Jesus,
Jesus, Jesus!
Earthly joys and earthly flow’rs
Fade away thro’ passing hours—
Nothing fully satisfies but Jesus!

2 Go look the whole wide world around
Go search from pole to pole,
Go sail upon life’s billows, as
They madly dash and roll:
You’ll find that earth cannot appease
The hunger of your soul,
Nothing fully satisfies but Jesus! [Refrain]

3 So you will find, until at last
From earth you set your sail,
That all the joys of time and sense
Will not at last avail;
But Jesus Christ can satisfy!
His pleasure never fail—
Nothing fully satisfies but Jesus! [Refrain]

Source: Calvary's Praises #110

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: Ye pilgrims on a foreign strand
Title: Nothing satisfies but Jesus
Author: Johnson Oatman
Copyright: Public Domain



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