[O ye who are drifting on the swift tides of sin]

[O ye who are drifting on the swift tides of sin]

Composer: Elisha A. Hoffman
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Composer: 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 >

Tune Information

Composer: Elisha A. Hoffman
Key: E♭ Major


Lay hold on the lifeline

Lay Hold On the Life-Line

O ye who are drifting on the swift tides of sin,
Near, near is the lifeboat! Will ye not enter in?
Wild storms are around you raging, why then delay?
Why do you not grasp the line rescue today?

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Celestial Showers No. 1, a collection of gospel songs used in Rev. I. Toliver's Meetings #40

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Songs of Matchless Love: for evangelistic services, devotional meetings and Sunday schools #45

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The Voice of Praise: a compilation of the very best sacred songs for us in Sunday Schools and praise services #100

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