Johnson Oatman Jr.’s 160th Birthday

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Johnson Oatman Jr. [PD-1923]

Prolific hymn writer Johnson Oatman Jr. gave us enduring songs. Among the 5,000 hymns he wrote are “Count Your Blessings” and “Higher Ground.” Today, on Johnson’s birthday, read the Christ-centered lyrical messages behind five of his most-sung songs today.

Celebrate his contributions to Christianity by learning more about his best-loved hymns, here.

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About William E. Richardson

I'm married to a wonderful woman named Deb. We're the parents of a son and daughter who bring great joy to our lives. I currently pastor the Assembly of God church in Afton, Iowa.
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