I must find Christ today

Representative Text

1 Long have I sought the heav'nly way!
How can I longer wait?
I must find Christ this very day,
Or it may be too late.

I must find Christ the Savior to-day,
I can no longer wait;
I must find Christ the Savior to-day,
Ere it shall be too late.

2 How can I rest with such a weight
Pressing upon my soul?
Here will I kneel at mercy's gate
Till he has made me whole. [Chorus]

3 Low at the cross in tears I bend,
Waiting for his sweet peace;
When will his grace and love descend,
When shall I have release? [Chorus]

Source: Songs of Free Grace #83

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: Long have I sought the heavenly way
Title: I must find Christ today
Author: E. A. Hoffman
Language: English
Refrain First Line: I must find Christ the Savior today
Publication Date: 1883
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.



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