When You Have Time

A home in heaven you hope to gain

Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Tune: [A hope in heaven you hope to gain]
Published in 5 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 A hope in heav’n you hope to gain
When you have time;
Yes, you will be a Christian, then,
When you have time;
The world and sin you will forsake,
And then the cross of Jesus take,
Your way to heaven’s fair portals make
When you have time.
Dear soul, when you have time,
Dear soul, when you have time.

2 To set your heart on things above
You have no time;
To give to Jesus faith and love
You have no time;
Your heart is far too full of care
The yoke of Jesus Christ to bear;
To live a life of faith and pray’r
You have no time.
Dear Soul, you have no time,
Dear Soul, you have to time.

3 You promise some day to repent
When you have time;
Some time in tears you will relent
When you have time;
But now you cannot turn from sin,
Or now a Christian life begin;
Some day you hope the crown to win
When you have time.
Dear soul, when you have time,
Dear soul, when you have time.

4 To die at last the sinner’s death
You must take time;
To yield the last, expiring breath
You must take time;
You must take time to die, dear friend,
This life must sometime take an end;
When God the startling news shall send
You must take time.
Dear soul, you must take time,
Dear soul, you must take time.

5 This is the hour from sin to turn
While you have time;
Today you should to God return
While you have time;
Oh, do not say you cannot break
Your fetters strong and sin forsake,
But peace with God thro’ Jesus make
While you have time.
Dear soul, while you have time,
Dear soul, while you have time.

Source: Songs of Matchless Love: for evangelistic services, devotional meetings and Sunday schools #11

Author: Elisha A. Hoffman

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… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: A home in heaven you hope to gain
Title: When You Have Time
Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Dear soul, when you have time
Copyright: Public Domain



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