When Shall I Come to Jesus?

When shall I come to Jesus

Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Tune: [When shall I come to Jesus]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 When shall I come to Jesus,
And at His footstool bow?
I’ll come and plead His mercy
Just now, just now.

Receive me, blessed Saviour,
I turn from sin away;
O bless me, seal me, save me,
Today, today.

2 When shall I cease from sinning,
And turn from earth away?
I’ll set my journey heav’nward
Today, today. [Refrain]

3 When shall I go to Jesus,
And pay my solemn vow?
I’ll go and take my off’ring,
Just now, just now. [Refrain]

Source: The Glad Refrain for the Sunday School: a new collection of songs for worship #139

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 shall I come to Jesus
Title: When Shall I Come to Jesus?
Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Refrain First Line: Receive me, blessed Savior
Copyright: Public Domain



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The Glad Refrain for the Sunday School #139

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