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Jesus is Passing This Way

Is there a sinner awaiting Mercy and pardon today

Author: E. A. Hoffman
Tune: [Is there a sinner awaiting]
Published in 36 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 Is there a sinner awaiting
Mercy and pardon today?
Welcome the news that we bring Him,
"Jesus is pass [sic] this way!"
Coming in love and in mercy,
Pardon and peace to bestow,
Coming to save the poor sinner
From His heart-anguish and woe.

Jesus is passing this way
Today, today!
While He is near, O believe Him,
Open your heart to receive Him,
For Jesus is passing this way,
Is passing this way today.

2 Brother, the Master is waiting,
Waiting to freely forgive;
Why not this moment accept Him,
Trust in His grace and live?
He is so tender and precious,
He is so near you today;
Open your heart to receive Him,
While He is passing this way. [Chorus]

3 Yes, He is coming to bless you
While in contrition you bow;
Coming from sin to redeem you,
Ready to save you now;
Can you refuse the salvation
Jesus is offering here?
Open your heart to admit Him,
While He is coming so near. [Chorus]

Source: Crowning glory no. 2: a collection of gospel hymns #162

Author: E. 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: Is there a sinner awaiting Mercy and pardon today
Title: Jesus is Passing This Way
Author: E. A. Hoffman
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Jesus is passing this way
Publication Date: 1878
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.



The Cyber Hymnal #12096
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