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If We Send Not the Light

O ye children of God, ye redeemed through the blood

Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Tune: [O ye children of God]
Published in 8 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 O ye children of God,
Ye redeemed thro’ the blood,
There is work, there is labor to do!
Souls, defiled and depraved,
From their sins must be saved,
And the Master asks service from you.

O our guilt will be great
If we falter and wait,
While the people are dying in sin,
If we send not the light
To dispel the dark night,
And for Jesus the perishing win!

2 Shall the broad, land we love,
Glory crowned from above,
Be surrendered to sin and the world?
Or be conquered and won
For God’s well-beloved Son,
And His banner of peace be unfurled? [Refrain]

3 From Atlantic’s white crest
To the shores of the west,
Must this nation belong unto God;
And the millions inn sin
Must be all gathered in,
And be saved thro’ Immanuel’s blood. [Refrain]

4 Let our off’rings of gold
Be increased manifold,
And each reapers will come by and by,
With the sheaves full of grain,
And in joyful refrain
Will adore the Redeemer on high. [Refrain]

Source: Worship and Service #55

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 ye children of God, ye redeemed through the blood
Title: If We Send Not the Light
Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O, our guilt will be great
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 8 of 8)

Gospel Light, or Hymns and Tunes for all Occasions of Christian Work and Worship #d314

Songs of Calvary and Pentecost #d104

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The Best Standard Songs #41

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The Christian Church Hymnal #348

The Gospel Call, Part Two. Rev. #d134

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The Revival No. 3 #196

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Worship and Service #55

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Zion's Delight #96

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