Rev Johnson Oatman Jr.

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Rev Johnson Oatman Jr.

Birth
Medford, Burlington County, New Jersey, USA
Death
25 Sep 1922 (aged 66)
Norman, Cleveland County, Oklahoma, USA
Burial
Lumberton, Burlington County, New Jersey, USA GPS-Latitude: 39.9567273, Longitude: -74.8093107
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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.
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



  • Created by: Lynne
  • Added: Oct 25, 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID:
  • David King
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/60636890/johnson-oatman: accessed ), memorial page for Rev Johnson Oatman Jr. (21 Apr 1856–25 Sep 1922), Find a Grave Memorial ID 60636890, citing Evergreen Cemetery, Lumberton, Burlington County, New Jersey, USA; Maintained by Lynne (contributor 46792671).