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How are you living

How, O how are you living, my brother

Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Tune: [How: O how are you living, my brother]
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 How, O how are you living, my brother,
Are you going the pilgrimage way?
Are you doing the will of your master?
Are you living for Jesus to-day?

Are you living for Jesus to-day, to-day?
Are you living for Jesus to-day?
O tell me, my friend and my brother,
Are you living for Jesus to-day?

2 Earth will offer you pleasures, my brother,
Have you turned from these pleasures away?
Are you striving to work for the Master?
Are you living for Jesus to-day? [Refrain]

3 Sin will surely entice you, my brother,
Quickly turn from temptation away?
O then give all your life to the Master?
And be living for Jesus to-day? [Refrain]

4 You may grow cold and careless, my brother,
And from Christ and his following stray;
Are you watching, and praying, and trusting?
Are you living for Jesus to-day? [Refrain]

Source: The Christian Sunday School Hymnal: a compilation of choice hymns and tunes for Sunday schools #125

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: How, O how are you living, my brother
Title: How are you living
Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Refrain First Line: Are you living for Jesus
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 4 of 4)

Gospel Light, or Hymns and Tunes for all Occasions of Christian Work and Worship #d168

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Prayer and Praise #185

Songs of Calvary and Pentecost #d45

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The Christian Sunday School Hymnal #125

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