1 Have you heard of the wonderful Savior
Who dwelt on the earth among men,
And died on the cross for their ransom,
Then went back to heaven again?
Have you heard that his work of atonement,
Completed on Calvary’s tree,
Brings pardon and peace to the sinner,
And makes him eternally free?
O this wonderful, wonderful Jesus!
The bearer of guilt and of sin!
Today, in his free grace trusting,
The life of a Christian begin;
Today in his free grace trusting,
The life of a Christian begin.
2 Have you heard that, in dying for sinners,
He answered for me and for you,
Securing for us a full clearance,
And do you believe it all true?
Have you pardon and peace and assurance,
And do you with confidence know
That his blood has made sure your salvation,
And washes you whiter than snow? [Refrain]
3 O my brother! if you are not trusting
In Jesus, the bearer of sin,
If wide is the door of God’s mercy,
And you have not entered within,
Then today come and humbly confess him,
And go from this hallowed place
Redeemed from your guilt and transgressions,
A sinner renewed by his grace. [Refrain]
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.
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