To the highways

Brother, you have known the Master

Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Tune: [Brother, you have known the Master]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

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1 Brother, you have known the Master,
Lo! these many, many years;
He has pardon’s your transgressions,
Hush’d your sorrows, stayed your tears.
In return for his compassion,
For his love unbought, unpriced.
For his goodness and his mercy,
Have you bro’t one soul to Christ?

Refrain:
To the highways,
To the hedges,
Find the souls that are astray;
To the highways,
To the hedges,
Bring a soul to Christ today.

2 Brother, think how much he loved you,
How he bore your sin and shame;
Bitter pain and bitter anguish,
You, a sinner, to reclaim.
Angels are not thus exalted,
Cherubim nor seraphim;
In return for such affection,
Have you bro’t one soul to him? [Refrain]

3 Brother, by the love he bears you,
Pure and tender, rich and free;
Finding its most true expression
In the cross of Calvary.
Consecrate yourself in service,
To the Lord who made you whole;
Bring some wand’rer to the Savior,
Rescue an immortal soul. [Refrain]

4 Has he not redeemed and saved you,
Cleansed your soul from guilt and sin?
Rescued you from condemnation,
Brought the Holy Spirit in?
Why not, in responsive feeling,
Filled with gratitude and love;
Save one soul, to add one jewel
To his glorious crown above? [Refrain]

Source: Triumphant Songs No.3 #137

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 >

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First Line: Brother, you have known the Master
Title: To the highways
Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Copyright: Public Domain

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