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Settle the Question

O settle the question tonight, my brother

Author: E. A. Hoffman
Tune: [O settle the question tonight, my brother]
Published in 3 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Oh, settle the question tonight, my brother!
Take courage and do the right;
Come out of the darkness and gloom of thy sin,
And walk in God’s beautiful light.

Oh, settle the question tonight!
Oh, settle the question tonight,
Wait not till tomorrow
To end thy soul sorrow,
But settle the question tonight.

2 Tonight the good Spirit is here, my brother!
Tonight Jesus pleads with thee;
Tonight call on God while his grace is so near,
Tonight go in peace and be free. [Chorus]

3 Tonight is the time to repent, my brother!
Tonight God is here in pow’r;
Tonight is the time when the dear Lord will save,
Yes, this is salvation’s glad hour. [Chorus]

4 Go not from this temple tonight, my brother!
Rejecting the grace of God;
Stand up and confess all the sins of thy life,
And trust in the soul-cleansing blood. [Chorus]

Source: Songs for Work and Worship #192

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: O settle the question tonight, my brother
Title: Settle the Question
Author: E. A. Hoffman
Refrain First Line: O settle the question tonight
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #12837
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The Cyber Hymnal #12837

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