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What though my joys and comfort die?
The Lord my savior liveth.
What though the darkness gather round?
Songs in the night he giveth.

(My Life Flows On In Endless Song)

Flash the News Along the Line

Hear the news from heaven above

Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Tune: [Hear the news from heaven above]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Hear the news from heav’n above,
Jesus waits to save;
Waits in mercy and in love,
Jesus waits to save;
He who died on Calvary
To atone for me,
Offers now, to all the race
His salvation free.

Flash the news along the line,
Jesus waits to save,
Waits to save with pow’r divine,
Jesus waits to save.

2 O the glad and welcome news,
Jesus waits to save;
Who could such great love refuse?
Jesus waits to save;
He is here in love today
While we plead and pray,
And He waits, O soul! to bear
All your sins away. [Refrain]

3 O what wondrous grace is this,
Jesus waits to save;
Would you know God’s perfect peace?
Jesus waits to save;
Lo, He standeth at the door,
Knocketh o’er and o’er,
In the tones of tend’rest love
Pleading evermore. [Refrain]

Source: Gospel Herald in Song #67

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: Hear the news from heaven above
Title: Flash the News Along the Line
Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Refrain First Line: Flash the news along the line



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Gospel Herald in Song #67

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Light and Life Songs #67

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Sunshine No. 2 #67

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