Nearer to Me

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: Draw near, O Christ, to me
Title: Nearer to Me
Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Language: English



Instances (1 - 9 of 9)
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Celestial Showers No. 1, a collection of gospel songs used in Rev. I. Toliver's Meetings #161

Hymns and Spiritual Songs for Bible Schools #d37

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International Song Service #87

Sing the Gospel #d9

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Songs of the Peacemaker #161

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Spiritual Songs for Gospel Meetings and the Sunday School #80a

The Temple of Song #d13

The Voice of Praise, a new collection #d29

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