Never Say Goodbye

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: When in reunion glad and sweet
Title: Never Say Goodbye
Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Language: English
Refrain First Line: We'll never say goodbye
Copyright: Public Domain


EVAN (Havergal)

This tune is likely the work of the composer named here, but has also been attributed to others as shown in the instances list.

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Instances (1 - 6 of 6)

Bells of Heaven #d456

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Best Hymns #139

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Favorite Gospel Songs #82

Favorite Gospel Songs. New ed. #d200

Peerless Hymns #d238

Songs of the Savior's Love #d231

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