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Go Thou with us, Savior

We have lingered, Jesus, at thy holy feet

Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Tune: [We have lingered, Jesus, at Thy holy feet]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 We have lingered, Jesus, at Thy holy feet,
Sharing for an hour with Thee communion sweet;
Now we leave these altars; bid our friends farewell,
And go forth to serve Thee and Thy love to tell.

Go Thou with us, Savior,
Keep us free from stain,
To our cov’nant faithful
Till we meet again.

2 O how very precious have these moments been,
As we felt Thy presence with us though unseen!
Like a breath of heaven falling from above,
Seemed the sweet pulsations of Thy quick’ning love. [Refrain]

3 We would gladly tarry in this dear retreat,
And delight to linger longer at Thy feet,
But the call to service summons us away,
And we leave the altars where we love to pray. [Refrain]

Source: Gospel Herald in Song #141

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: We have lingered, Jesus, at thy holy feet
Title: Go Thou with us, Savior
Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Refrain First Line: Go thou with us, Savior



Instances (1 - 3 of 3)

Conquest Hymns, New and Old for all Services #d235

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Gospel Herald in Song #141

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Sunshine No. 2 #125

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