The orphan child

Sad is the heart of a wandering child

Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Published in 3 hymnals

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: Sad is the heart of a wandering child
Title: The orphan child
Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Refrain First Line: Jesus our friend so unfailing and true



Instances (1 - 3 of 3)

Helpful Hymns #d170

Home Gospel Songs #d168

Home Gospel Songs No. 2 #d145

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