1 Jesus is mine, forever mine—
Not for a fleeting day,
But when the earth and sea and skies
And stars have pass'd away;
He makes the promise in His word,
To all who will believe;
And grace sufficient for the day,
He binds Himself to give.
2 Jesus is mine, forever mine—
Then let me now rejoice;
Let gladness fill my trusting heart,
And tune my faltering voices;
Let anxious care be laid aside,
And banished every fear;
If Christ is mine, and I am His,
What danger can be near?
3 Jesus is mine, forever mine—
What rapture must it be,
When darkly thro' a glass no more
His glory I shall see!
When, in a land of cloudless skies
And clear celestial light,
I shall behold His lovely face,
And worship in His sight.
Born: January 27, 1825, Doylestown, Pennsylvania.
Died: January 9, 1888, Trenton, New Jersey.
Hofford attended Lafayette and Princeton, where he graduated in 1849. He studied theology at the Princeton seminary for a year, and became principal of the Camden collegiate institute. While there, he organized a church at Beverly, New Jersey, being licensed by the Presbytery in Philadelphia in 1852. In 1855, he was ordained an evangelist in Burlington, New Jersey. In 1860, he began teaching at the Trenton Institute, and in 1863 took charge of a military institute at Allentown, Pennsylvania that was later incorporated as Muhlenberg College; he served there as a professor and later president. He taught and pastored at Camden and Beverly, New Jer… Go to person page >