I Will Live for Jesus

I will live for Jesus day by day

Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Tune: [I will live for Jesus day by day]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I will live for Jesus day by day,
I will truly serve him, and alway;
He is my dear Savior, I enjoy his favor,
And I walk with him the narrow way.

I will live for Jesus,
And to him be true;
I will love and serve him,
Will you? will you?
I will live for Jesus,
And to him be true;
I will love and serve him,
Will you? will you?

2 Others turn from Jesus far away;
Others cease to serve him and to pray;
With his blood he bought me, in his love he sought me,
And I will be true to him alway. [Chorus]

3 Why should I forget this dearest Friend?
Why should I his gracious love offend?
I will love him ever, and forsake him never,
And upon his grace I will depend. [Chorus]

4 He deserves of love the very best;
He should have my heart to give it rest;
For my Lord I take him, and my King I make him,
And in him my soul is truly blest. [Chorus]

Source: Inspiring songs No. 1: for the Sunday school #8

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 will live for Jesus day by day
Title: I Will Live for Jesus
Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Publication Date: 1905
Copyright: Public Domain



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Faith and Hope Hymns #d38

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Inspiring songs No. 1 #8

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Little Branches No. 4 #37

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