I Have Precious News to Tell

I have precious news to tell, hallelujah

Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Tune: [I have precious news to tell]
Published in 18 hymnals

Representative Text

1 I have precious news to tell, hallelujah!
Christ has come with me to dwell, hallelujah!
By His grace and pow’r divine,
He has chang’d this heart of mine,
And he whispers, “I am Thine,” hallelujah!

Hallelujah! I’m redeem’d!
Oh, so wondrously redeem’d!
I’m rejoicing night and day,
As I walk the narrow way,
For He wash’d my sins away, hallelujah!

2 It was Christ’s redemption blood, hallelujah!
That restored my soul to God, hallelujah!
He the cleansing stream applied,
Flowing from His wounded side;
I am saved and justified, hallelujah! [Chorus]

3 I have found a precious friend, hallelujah!
On whose help I can depend, hallelujah!
Since He took my sins away,
He has taught me how to pray,
Hand to do His will each day, hallelujah! [Chorus]

Source: On Wings of Song #38

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 have precious news to tell, hallelujah
Title: I Have Precious News to Tell
Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Refrain First Line: Hallelujah, I'm redeemed
Copyright: Public Domain



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