O what utter weakness fills this soul of mine

O what utter weakness fills this soul of mine

Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Tune: [O what utter weakness fills this soul of mine]
Published in 7 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Oh, what utter weakness fills this soul of mine!
How my frequent stumblings wound thy heart divine!
Count me not unworthy, Jesus, keep me thine;
Jesus, love me still.

Refrain:
Oh, what tender mercy! oh, what wondrous love!
Oh, what rich compassion hails me from above;
How can I but love thee, and thy grace adore!
Oh, to love thee more!

2 Many are the failures in my life I see;
Many are the frailties clinging unto me;
Yet, O precious Saviour, smile complacently,
Love and bless me still. [Refrain]

3 Pity me, dear Jesus, if I sometimes fall;
I among thy servants am the least of all;
Weakest of the weak ones who upon thee call;
Jesus, love me still. [Refrain]

Source: Joyful Sound: a collection of new hymns and music with familiar selections #65

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: O what utter weakness fills this soul of mine
Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Refrain First Line: O what tender mercy, O what wondrous love

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Sacred Trio: comprising Redemption Songs, Showers of Blessing, the Joyful Sound #239

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The Sacred Trio: comprising Redemption Songs, Showers of Blessing, The Joyful Sound (Word ed.) #239

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