Rev Johnson Oatman Jr.

Rev Johnson Oatman Jr.

Birth
Medford, Burlington County, New Jersey, USA
Death 1922 (aged 65–66)
Norman, Cleveland County, Oklahoma, USA
Burial Lumberton, Burlington County, New Jersey, USA
Memorial ID 60636890 View Source

Author of several Christian Hymns, including Count Your Blessings; He Included Me; No, Not One; and Higher Ground.

I’m pressing on the upward way,
New heights I’m gaining every day;
Still praying as I’m onward bound,
“Lord, plant my feet on higher ground.”

My heart has no desire to stay
Where doubts arise and fears dismay;
Though some may dwell where those abound,
My prayer, my aim, is higher ground.

I want to live above the world,
Though Satan’s darts at me are hurled;
For faith has caught the joyful sound,
The song of saints on higher ground.

I want to scale the utmost height
And catch a gleam of glory bright;
But still I’ll pray ‘til heav’n I’ve found,
“Lord, plant my feet on higher ground.”

Lord, lift me up and let me stand,
By faith, on Heaven’s table land;
A higher plane than I have found,
Lord, plant my feet on higher ground.


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Author Of No, Not One, Count Your Blessings, Higher Ground


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