Mercy is free

Though far I have strayed from the fold of the Lord

Author: E. A. Hoffman
Tune: [Though far I have strayed from the fold of the Lord]
Published in 7 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Tho’ far I have strayed from the fold of the Lord,
Tho’ oft I have slighted His Spirit and Word,
Yet humbled, repentant, to Jesus I flee,
Knowing that His wondrous grace
Can save even me.

Wonderful love—flowing so free!
There is grace and mercy for a sinner like me.

2 Tho’ deeply my soul is polluted by sin,
Tho’ I am depraved and unholy within,
Yet trusting for mercy I come, Lord, to Thee,
Knowing that Thy blood has power
To save even me. [Refrain]

3 O Lord! I am weakest of all that may come,
But yet in Thy bosom of love there is room;
I know Thou wilt welcome a sinner like me,
Thou hast fully purchased peace
And pardon for me. [Refrain]

4 Receive me, my Savior, and save me from sin;
Remove all the guilt and defilement within;
I’m trusting alone for salvation in Thee,
Let Thy tender mercy fall
This moment on me. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #12474

Author: E. 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: Though far I have strayed from the fold of the Lord
Title: Mercy is free
Author: E. A. Hoffman
Refrain First Line: Wonderful love, flowing so free
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #12474
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