I Know He's Mine

There's One above all earthly friends

Author: Johnson Oatman
Tune: [There's One above all earthly friends] (Butts)
Published in 46 hymnals

Printable scores: Sibelius
Audio files: MIDI

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1 There’s One above all earthly friends
Whose love all earthly love transcends,
It is my Lord and Christ divine,
My Lord because I know He’s mine.

I know He’s mine, this Friend so dear,
He lives with me, He’s ever near;
Ten thousand charms around Him shine,
And, best of all, I know He’s mine.

2 He’s mine because He died for me,
He saved my soul, He set me free;
With joy I worship at His shrine
And cry, “Praise God, I know He’s mine.” [Refrain]

3 He’s mine because He’s in my heart,
And never, never will we part;
Just as the branch is to the vine
I’m joined to Christ; I know He’s mine. [Refrain]

4 Someday upon the streets of gold
Mine eyes His glory shall behold,
Then, while His arms around me twine,
I’ll cry for joy, “I know He’s mine.” [Refrain]

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: There's One above all earthly friends
Title: I Know He's Mine
Author: Johnson Oatman
Meter: D
Language: English



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