He Rolls the Sea Away

Upon the shore of Egypt's sea

Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Tune: [Upon the shore of Egypt's sea]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

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1 Upon the shore of Egypt’s sea
Stood Israel in dismay,
But God came down in grace and pow’r,
And rolled the sea away.

He rolls the sea away,
He rolls the sea away,
For it is still His sov’reign will
To roll the sea away.

2 Behind them was king Pharaoh’s host,
Before, the waters lay;
God made a pathway thro’ the deep;
He rolled the sea away. [Refrain]

3 The God who wrought in olden time
Is just the same today;
He brings deliv’rance to His own,
And rolls the sea away. [Refrain]

4 It matters not that troubles come
And seem to close the way;
God has the power as of old
To roll the sea away. [Refrain]

Source: Praise and Promise: for use in Sunday-schools, prayer meetings, revivals, young people's meetings and on special occasions #73

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 >

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First Line: Upon the shore of Egypt's sea
Title: He Rolls the Sea Away
Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Refrain First Line: He rolls the sea away
Copyright: Public Domain


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