Johnson Oatman, Jr. 1897
A prolific hymn-writer, he wrote about 200 hymns a year and over 5,000 in his lifetime. One source says that after writing so many hymns, he would only allow publishers to pay him $1 for each hymn he wrote.
Edwin O. Excell
A good resource for sharing this hymn with children is Kenneth W. Osbeck’s Amazing Grace: Illustrated Stories of Hymns. This hymn is included in the collection. (Available to view online by Google Books.)
Recordings by: Kristianna Elliott
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