Holy Father, freely pardon, is our earnest plea

Holy Father, freely pardon, is our earnest plea

Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Tune: [Holy Father, freely pardon]
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1 “Holy Father, freely pardon,”
Is our earnest plea today;
“Oh, forgive Thy sinful children,
Ere this hour shall pass away!”

O forgive, O forgive,
Grant us peace and forgiveness today;
O forgive, O forgive,
Ere this hour shall pass away.

2 Memories around us gather
Of the time we left Thy side,
Chasing visionary pleasure,
Wandering from Thee, our Guide. [Refrain]

3 Tho’ts of undone duties meet us,
Tho’ts of words we might have said,
Opportunities neglected,
Now, alas! forever fled. [Refrain]

4 So we kneel, Thy contrite children,
Kneel and earnestly entreat
That our sins may be forgiven;
As we press the mercy seat. [Refrain]

Source: Triumphant Songs No.4 #2

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: Holy Father, freely pardon, is our earnest plea
Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Refrain First Line: O forgive, O forgive, grant us peace


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Triumphant Songs No.4 #2

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