O what would I do without Jesus, When burdened with guilt

O what would I do without Jesus, When burdened with guilt

Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Tune: [O what would I do without Jesus]
Published in 5 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Oh, what would I do without Jesus,
When burden’d with guilt and with sin?
Who else could forgive my transgressions
Or cleanse the defilement within?

Refrain:
No other, no other
Can be such a helper to me;
He only, he only
My Lord and My Savior shall be.

2 Oh, what would I do without Jesus,
When sorrow oppresses my heart?
Who else could relieve my distresses,
Or solace and comfort impart? [Refrain]

3 Oh, what would I do without Jesus,
When sin and temptation assail?
Who else can secure my deliv’rance,
And over the tempter prevail? [Refrain]

4 Oh, what would I do without Jesus,
When nearing the shadowy vale?
No other can cheer me and help me,
When all that is earthly shall fail. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Matchless Love: for evangelistic services, devotional meetings and Sunday schools #10

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 would I do without Jesus, When burdened with guilt
Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Refrain First Line: He is the one

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Instances

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Celestial Showers No. 1, a collection of gospel songs used in Rev. I. Toliver's Meetings #107

Heart and Life Songs #d108

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Pentecostal Hymns No. 3: A winnowed collection for evangelical services, young people's societies and Sunday Schools #190

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Pentecostal Hymns Nos. 3 and 4 Combined #190

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Songs of Matchless Love: for evangelistic services, devotional meetings and Sunday schools #10

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