I am Coming

I am coming, Lord, and kneeling

Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Tune: [I am coming, Lord, and kneeling]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I am coming, Lord, and kneeling
At Thy footstool low,
And I pray with tender feeling,
“Oh! save me now.”

I am coming, I am coming,
Blessed Jesus, just now;
Bless and heal me, cleanse and seal me,
I am coming just now.

2 Sin and guilt in shame confessing,
At Thy feet I blow;
While I linger for the blessing,
Oh! save me now. [Refrain]

3 Hear my plea, O blessed Savior!
While in tears I bow;
Grant to me Thy grace and favor
Just now, just now. [Refrain]

4 Kindly, tenderly receive me,
As I humbly pray;
Freely, graciously forgive me
Today, today. [Refrain]

Source: Honey Out of the Rock: a compilation of sacred songs and hymns for use in gospel meetings and other religious services #66

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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Honey Out of the Rock #66

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