Scripture Verse

The love of Christ…passeth knowledge. Matthew 13:23

Introduction

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Johnson Oatman, Jr.
(1856–1922)

Words: John­son Oat­man, Jr., in The Gos­pel Pi­lot Hym­nal, ed­it­ed by Dan­i­el B. Tow­ner & French E. Ol­iv­er (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Town­er & Ol­iv­er, 1899), num­ber 41.

Music: Hen­ry L. Gil­mour (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a bet­ter pho­to of Oat­man, would you ?

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Henry L. Gilmour
(1836–1920)

Lyrics

I have a friend, a precious friend,
O how He loves me;
He says His love will never end,
O how He loves me.

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O how He loves me,
O how He loves me;
I know not why, I only cry,
O how He loves me.

Why He should come, I cannot tell,
O how He loves me;
In my poor broken heart to dwell,
O how He loves me.

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He died to save my soul from death,
O how He loves me;
I’ll praise Him while He gives me breath,
O how He loves me.

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He walks with me along life’s road,
O how He loves me;
He carries every heavy load,
O how He loves me.

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He has a home prepared for me,
O how He loves me;
With Him I’ll spend eternity,
O how He loves me.

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