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Only in the Narrow Way

Many in their search for Jesus

Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Tune: [Many in their search for Jesus]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Many in their search for Jesus
Wander where he does not stay,
We must seek him where he tarries—
Only in the narrow way.

Seek him there, seek him there,
Only in the narrow way;
None who seek fail to find,
Only in the narrow way.

2 In the path of worldly honor
Many feet are lured stray,
Far from happiness and Jesus,—
He is in the narrow way. [Refrain]

3 In the whirl of giddy pleasure
Many weary souls delay,
And they never meet with Jesus,—
He is in the narrow way. [Refrain]

4 O ye souls so long deluded,
Turn from self and sin away!
You can find the blessed Jesus
Only in the narrow way. [Refrain]

Source: Showers of Blessing #113

Author: Elisha 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: Many in their search for Jesus
Title: Only in the Narrow Way
Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Seek Him there, seek Him there
Copyright: Public Domain



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Showers of Blessing #113

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