How the fire fell

O I love to tell the blessed story

Author: Johnson Oatman
Tune: [O I love to tell the blessèd story]
Published in 15 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1. O I love to tell the blessèd story
Since the Lord sanctified me;
For my soul received a flood of glory
When the Lord sanctified me.

Refrain
O I never shall forget how the fire fell,
How the fire fell, how the fire fell.
O I never shall forget how the fire fell
When the Lord sanctified me.

2. All my doubts and fears are gone forever
Since the Lord sanctified me;
For His peace flowed o’er me like a river
When the Lord sanctified me. [Refrain]

3. To the world no more my heart is turning
Since the Lord sanctified me;
For on me His Spirit fell with burning
When the Lord sanctified me. [Refrain]

4. There’s a crown awaiting me in Heaven
Since the Lord sanctified me;
For a heart made clean to me was given
When the Lord sanctified me. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #2572

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 >

Text Information

First Line: O I love to tell the blessed story
Title: How the fire fell
Author: Johnson Oatman
Refrain First Line: O I never can forget
Copyright: Copyright 1905. Renewed 1932 by Miriam Oatman Blakly. Assigned to Lillenas Publishing Co.

Timeline

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #2572
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)



Advertisements