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He Saved Me, Hallelujah!

I earnestly prayed for deliverance from sin

Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Tune: [I earnestly prayed for deliverance from sin]
Published in 8 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I earnestly pray’d for deliv’rance from sin,
And longed to be washed from defilement within;
To Jesus for pardon and cleansing I came,
And He saved me, hallelujah to His wonderful name!

He washed me, hallelujah!
He cleansed me, hallelujah!
He saved me, hallelujah to His wonderful name!

2 My feet had been treading the pathway of sin;
My robes were defiled and my spirit unclean;
I went to the Savior, the dear Son of God,
And He washed me and He cleansed me in His wonderful blood! [Refrain]

3 And now I’m rejoicing in Jesus my King,
And songs of thanksgiving unceasingly sing;
I praise and adore Him, the dear Lamb of God,
Who washed me and redeemed me in His wonderful blood! [Refrain]

Source: Honey Out of the Rock: a compilation of sacred songs and hymns for use in gospel meetings and other religious services #143

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: I earnestly prayed for deliverance from sin
Title: He Saved Me, Hallelujah!
Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Language: English
Refrain First Line: He washed me, hallelujah!
Publication Date: 1890
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.



Instances (1 - 8 of 8)
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Celestial Showers No. 1, a collection of gospel songs used in Rev. I. Toliver's Meetings #119

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Crowning glory no. 2 #144

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Honey Out of the Rock #143

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Honey Out of the Rock #143

Selections from Warrior Songs for the White Cavalry, and Other Hymns. Special ed. for Campaign Use #d49

The Crowning Glory Nos. 1 and 2 #d134

The Great Redemption in Songs New and Selected #d108

Warrior Songs for the White Cavalry #d36

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