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Winning precious souls to thee

Be with us, Lord, as forth we go

Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Tune: [Be with us, Lord, as forth we go]
Published in 11 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Be with us, Lord, as forth we go,
Winning precious souls to Thee;
And make our love and zeal to glow,
Winning precious souls to Thee.

Chorus:
Winning precious souls, many precious souls,
Jewels in Thy crown to be;
Help us bring them in from the ways of sin,
Many precious souls to Thee.

2 Help us to labor faithfully,
Winning precious souls to Thee;
And gather many sheaves for Thee,
Winning precious souls to Thee. [Chorus]

3 We toil with feeble hands and weak,
Winning precious souls to thee;
To us new faith and courage speak,
Winning precious souls to thee. [Chorus]

4 As we each day our work pursue,
Winning precious souls to Thee;
Our faith increase, our zeal renew,
Winning precious souls to Thee. [Chorus]

5 We need Thy help, O gracious Lord!
Winning precious souls to Thee;
Go with us, and Thy aid afford,
Winning precious souls to Thee. [Chorus]

6 As we go forth in trust and love,
Winning precious souls to Thee;
Send down Thy blessing from above,
Winning precious souls to Thee. [Chorus]

Source: Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #536

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: Be with us, Lord, as forth we go
Title: Winning precious souls to thee
Author: Elisha A. Hoffman

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Instances (1 - 11 of 11)

Bells of Heaven #d30

Bells of Heaven #d33

Bells of Heaven #d27

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Celestial Showers No. 1, a collection of gospel songs used in Rev. I. Toliver's Meetings #104

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Christ in Song #536

Happy Voices No. 1 #d7

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Jubilant Voices for Sunday Schools and Devotional Meetings #50

Pentecostal Hymns No. 2, a Winnowed Collection for Evangelistic Services #d11

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Songs of Faith and Hope #38

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Sunday School Voices, No.2 #170

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Sweet Harmonies #30

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