[To God I was a stranger]

[To God I was a stranger]

Composer: E. A. Hoffman
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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 >

Tune Information

Title: [To God I was a stranger]
Composer: E. A. Hoffman
Incipit: 34555 15334 513
Key: A♭ Major
Copyright: Public domain.


Are You Coming to the Cross?

To God I was a stranger,
And far in ruin gone;
Friends pointed me to Jesus,
God's well beloved Son,
I had no price to bring him,
I could but weep and pray,
But when in him I trusted,
He took my sins away.

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