Jesus, the light of the world

Author: E. 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 >

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First Line: Angels up in heaven adore
Title: Jesus, the light of the world
Author: E. A. Hoffman
Refrain First Line: We'll walk in the light
Copyright: Public Domain



In his publications, Elderkin claimed only to be the arranger of the tune. Some scholars, such as Carl Daw (Glory to God: A Companion, 2019), have noted possible evidence of Elderkin merely publishing a traditional camp-meeting tune for the first time. The text of the refrain is an alteration of Fan…

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