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]
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.
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