1 In the fullness of love,
Jesus came from above,
To redeem me from guilt and from sin;
And He died on the tree,
As a ransom for me,
And His blood makes me perfectly whole.
What a fullness of peace,
What a rapture of bliss,
What rejoicing when Christ made me whole;
When He showed forth His pow’r
In that wonderful hour,
And so sweetly spoke peace to my soul!
Oh, how sweet was the hour
When the Savior spoke peace to my soul!
By His wonderful grace,
And His wonderful pow’r,
I was cleansed and made perfectly whole.
2 Heavy laden with sin,
And defilement within,
I bowed low at His merciful feet,
And He poured forth the flood
Of the soul-cleansing blood,
And my healing from sin was complete.
Now my heart is a temple
Of gladness and song,
Overflowing with love and with praise!
To Jesus belong,
And to Him glad thanksgivings I raise. [Refrain]
3 It was when I believed
That His peace I received,
And my darkness was turned into day;
For He scattered the night,
And my soul saw the light,
And the burden of sin rolled away.
And now all the day long
His sweet love is my song,
And I tell of His grace o’er and o’er,
When I bow at His feet,
And His praises repeat,
And my wonderful Savior adore. [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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Display Title: Made Perfectly WholeFirst Line: In the fullness of loveTune Title: [In the fullness of love]Author: Elisha Albright HoffmanSource: Favorite Gospel Songs (Jersey City, NJ: J. N. Davis, 1894)