1 When Christ beheld, in sinful night,
His bride, deceived, enslaved and lost;
Compassion brought a saving light,
And paid the ransom's awful cost.
Oh, bride, he gave his life for thee,
His blood thy cleansing hath secured.
Let holiness thy garments be;
Thy pure heart never be allured.
2 Thy plighted faith to him, thy Lord,
Thy bridal veil doth ever show.
Thy husband, he; thy law his word;
None other law or service know.
Thy modest ways are his delight;
By humble graces art thou known.
An heir of glory, this thy right,
To share with Christ a royal throne.
3 Exalted by such heav'nly grace,
The church in patience doth abide,
And waits to see his glorious face
When Christ shall come to own his bride.
O wondrous love! yet all for me.
My love in him will I confide.
My heart is longing, Christ, for thee;
Where thou art, there would I abide.
Born: June 11, 1872, Dale Enterprise, Rockingham County, Virginia.
Died: June 28, 1954, Vineland, Ontario, Canada.
Buried: First Mennonite Church, Vineland, Ontario, Canada.
Coffman spent most of his school years in Elkhart County, Indiana, where his family had moved in 1879. He graduated from the Elkhart High School in 1890, and attended the Moody Bible Institute (1894-95 and for six months in 1897-98). From 1890-94, he worked for the Mennonite Publishing Company in Elkhart. He was converted at meetings held in Elkhart by his father, and was baptized on May 26, 1888. He was elected superintendent of the Elkhart Mennonite S… Go to person page >
Display Title: When Christ Beheld in Sin's Dark NightFirst Line: When Christ beheld, in sin's dark nightTune Title: BARTHOLDIAuthor: S. F. CoffmanMeter: L. M.Scripture: Revelation 19:7Date: 1927Subject: Devotional Vail |
Display Title: When Christ Beheld in Sin's Dark NightFirst Line: When Christ beheld in sin's dark nightTune Title: HARTELAuthor: Samuel Frederick Coffman (1872-1954); John J. OverholtMeter: L.M. 126.96.36.199.Scripture: 1 Corinthians 11:6; 1 Corinthians 14:37Date: 1972Subject: Book One: Hymns, Songs, Chorales | ; Ordinances | Womens' Veiling