O wondrously sweet is the story

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 >

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First Line: O wondrously sweet is the story
Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Refrain First Line: The story grows sweeter and sweeter

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Christian Hymnal, a Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs Suitable for Use in Public Worship #d391
Church and Sunday School Hymnal, a Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs ... [with Deutscher Anhang] #517Page Scan
Glory Bells: a collection of new hymns and new music for Sunday-schools, gospel meetings, revivals, Christian Endeavor societies, Epworth Leagues, etc. #18Page Scan
Gospel Songs and Hymns No. 1 #48Page Scan
Kingdom Songs No. 2 #d159
New Onward and Upward #d122
The Pathway of Praise No. 1 #d98
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