Composer: E. 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 >

Arranger: James Bigelow

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Tune Information

Arranger: James Bigelow (1956)
Composer: E. A. Hoffman
Incipit: 51112 33312 21715
Key: F Major
Source: Indonesian Melody


Instances (1 - 5 of 5)

Baptist Hymnal 1991 #582

Baptist Hymnal 2008 #367

Celebrating Grace Hymnal #511

Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #293


Small Church Music #6453

Include 1 pre-1979 instance
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