The old country church

By an old winding road

Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Published in 5 hymnals

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: By an old winding road
Title: The old country church
Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Refrain First Line: In the sweet by and by

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Instances

Instances (1 - 5 of 5)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Fount of Blessing: a choice collection of sacred melodies, suitable for sunday schools, bible classes, prayer and praise meetings, gospel temperance meetings, and the home circles #36Page Scan
Gospel Light, or Hymns and Tunes for all Occasions of Christian Work and Worship #d59
Heaven's Highway #d9
Song Treasury #d18
The Advent Christian Hymnal #d119
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