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Leaning upon My Father's Arm

Leaning upon my Father's arm

Author: Elisha Albright Hoffman (1905)
Tune: [Leaning upon my Father's arm]
Published in 1 hymnal

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1. Leaning upon my Father’s arm
I am secure from ill and harm;
Here I abide in perfect peace,
And know life’s purest happiness.

And so I lean and find in Him repose;
To those near Him He wondrous grace bestows.

2. Here sweetest, purest joys abound,
Here perfect peace and rest are found;
Here filled with Jesus’ precious love
I taste the bliss of Heav’n above. [Refrain]

3. Leaning upon my Father’s arm,
No cruel foe can me alarm;
He whispers gently, Thou art Mine,
And folds me in His love divine. [Refrain]

4. O this is perfect blessèdness!
O this is grace and wondrous peace,
To lean upon the Father’s arm,
And feel secure from ill and harm. [Refrain]

Author: Elisha Albright 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: Leaning upon my Father's arm
Title: Leaning upon My Father's Arm
Author: Elisha Albright Hoffman (1905)
Language: English
Refrain First Line: And so I lean and find in Him repose
Copyright: Public Domain


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