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I have a friend, o, such a friend

Author: Elisha A. Hoffman Appears in 2 hymnals Hymnal Title: Calvin Hymnary Project

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[I have a Friend, oh, such a Friend]

Composer: E. A. Hoffman Appears in 1 hymnal Hymnal Title: Fair as the Morning. Hymns and Tunes for Praise in the Sunday-School Used With Text: My Precious Friend

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My Precious Friend

Author: E. A. H. Hymnal: Fair as the Morning. Hymns and Tunes for Praise in the Sunday-School #106 (1891) Hymnal Title: Fair as the Morning. Hymns and Tunes for Praise in the Sunday-School First Line: I have a Friend, oh, such a Friend Refrain First Line: O Jesus, Saviour, precious Friend! Lyrics: 1 I have a Friend, oh, such a Friend! His precious life He gave me, When on the cross He shed His blood To ransom and to save me. Refrain: O Jesus, Saviour, precious Friend! Abide with me unto the end; With me, with me, Abide unto the end. 2 I have a Friend, oh, such a Friend! My sins He has forgiven; He is my peace and righteousness, My happiness and heaven. [Refrain] 3 I have a Friend, oh, such a Friend! Whose mercy is unfailing, Whose earnest pleas before the throne For me is now availing. [Refrain] 4 I have a Friend, oh, such a Friend! My hope and my salvation; Let all the blood-washed bring to Him Eternal acclamation. [Refrain] Topics: Savior and Friend Tune Title: [I have a Friend, oh, such a Friend]

I have a friend, o, such a friend

Author: Elisha A. Hoffman; Elisha Albright Hoffman Hymnal: Song Treasury #d61 (1879) Hymnal Title: Song Treasury

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E. A. Hoffman

1839 - 1929 Person Name: Elisha A. Hoffman Hymnal Title: Calvin Hymnary Project Author of "I have a friend, o, such a friend" Elisha Hoffman (1839-1929) after graduating from Union Seminary in Pennsylvania was ordained in 1868. As a minister he was appointed to the circuit in Napoleon, Ohio in 1872. He worked with the Evangelical Association's publishing arm in Cleveland for eleven years. He served in many chapels and churches in Cleveland and in Grafton in the 1880s, among them Bethel Home for Sailors and Seamen, Chestnut Ridge Union Chapel, Grace Congregational Church and Rockport Congregational Church. In his lifetime he wrote more than 2,000 gospel songs including"Leaning on the everlasting arms" (1894). The fifty song books he edited include Pentecostal Hymns No. 1 and The Evergreen, 1873. Mary Louise VanDyke ============ Hoffman, Elisha Albright, author of "Have you been to Jesus for the cleansing power?" (Holiness desired), in I. D. Sankey's Sacred Songs and Solos, 1881, was born in Pennsylvania, May 7, 1839. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907) ==============



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