The very best for Jesus

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: Give to Christ your best affection
Title: The very best for Jesus
Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Refrain First Line: Give the very best to Jesus



Instances (1 - 6 of 6)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Bells of Heaven: a Choice Collection of Hymns and Tunes "New and Old" #d95
Celestial Showers No. 1, a collection of gospel songs used in Rev. I. Toliver's Meetings #142Page Scan
Heavenward: a choice selection of sacred songs, adapted to the wants of Sunday Schools, Praise Meetings and the Home Circle #127Page Scan
Precious Jewels: for Sabbath schools and praise meetings, and the home circle #30Page Scan
Royal Gems: a new and choice collection of Sunday school songs #131Page Scan
Spiritual Songs No. 2 #d26
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