I pray thee have me excused

The feast is now ready and waiting

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: The feast is now ready and waiting
Title: I pray thee have me excused
Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Refrain First Line: We'll carry your answer to Jesus



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Cumberland Hymns, a Collection of "Whosoever Will" Songs. Centenary ed. #d192
Hymns of Calvary, a Choice Collection of Old and New Century Hymns and Songs #d207
Songs of Beulah Land, a Revival and Church Songbook #d103
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