The dear loving Savior was taken by men

The dear loving Savior was taken by men

Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Tune: [The dear loving Savior was taken]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 The dear, loving Savior was taken by men
And nailed to the cross and was cruelly slain,
Was buried, but came froth triumphant again;
And now this Redeemer is mine.

This loving Redeemer is mine,
A friend and a Savior divine;
He dwells in me sweetly and saves me completely,
This loving Redeemer is mine.

2 He came to my heart and the light entered in;
His wonderful grace made an end of my sin;
He spoke the one word and the blood made me clean;
This friend of the sinner is mine. [Refrain]

3 His friendship is tender and precious and sweet,
And rich the communion enjoyed at his feet,
And O, his salvation is full and complete,
And all his salvation is mine! [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Matchless Love: for evangelistic services, devotional meetings and Sunday schools #64

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: The dear loving Savior was taken by men
Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Refrain First Line: This loving Redeemer is mine
Copyright: Public Domain



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Pentecostal Hymns No. 4, a winnowed collection for young people's societies, church prayer meetings, evangelistic services and Sunday schools #133

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Pentecostal Hymns Nos. 3 and 4 Combined #476

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Songs of Matchless Love #64

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