Gathering from each kindred and nation

Gathering from each kindred and nation

Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Tune: [Gathering from each kindred and nation]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

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1 Gathering from each kindred and nation,
Gathering from the earth’s wide creation,
Gathering in the heirs of salvation,
Gathering souls as gems for His crown.

Refrain:
Gathering gems for the King’s coronation,
Jewels of love from each kindred and nation,
Gathering in the heirs of salvation,
Gathering beautiful gems for His crown.

2 Gathering from the hedges and highways,
Gathering from the lanes and the byways,
Gathering from the far and the nigh ways,
Gathering souls as gems for His crown. [Refrain]

3 Gathering in the sinful and weary,
Out of a life unhappy and dreary,
Unto a life all sun-bright and cheery,
Gathering souls as gems for His crown. [Refrain]

4 Gathering in the lost and transgressing,
Gathering souls their Savior confessing,
Gathering them to share heaven’s blessing,
Gathering them as gems for His crown. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Matchless Love: for evangelistic services, devotional meetings and Sunday schools #20

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: Gathering from each kindred and nation
Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Refrain First Line: Gathering gems for the King's coronation

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