Scripture Verse

When He sees the blood on the lintel and on the two doorposts, the Lord will pass over the door and will not allow the destroyer to come into your houses to slay you. Exodus 12:23


Words: John­son Oat­man, Jr., in On Wings of Song, ed­it­ed by George C. Hugg (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: George C. Hugg, 1896), num­ber 154.

Music: George C. Hugg (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Johnson Oatman, Jr. (1856–1922)


Preparing for Passover
Clara M. Burd, 1911

When the Lord passed ov­er Egypt,
There was weep­ing ev­ery­where,
For the an­gel smote the first­born
Of each fa­mi­ly dwell­ing there;
But some hous­es He passed ov­er,
As His word had said be­fore,
And death en­tered not the portals
Where the blood was on the door.


Precious blood up­on the door,
Saving blood up­on the door;
O, my soul, there is no dan­ger,
When the blood is on the door.

We are in a land of dan­ger,
And death lurks on ev­ery hand;
But that soul has per­fect safe­ty
Who ob­eys the Lord’s com­mand;
For se­cure in God’s pa­vil­ion,
He can watch life’s break­ers roar,
For God’s an­gels guard that dwell­ing
Where the blood is on the door.


Not the blood of lambs or cat­tle,
Sprinkled ov­er any part,
But the blood of Christ the Sav­ior,
Can re­deem a hu­man heart;
Then when death those ties shall se­ver,
And we walk on earth no more,
We may live with Christ for­ev­er
If His blood is on the door.