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Saturday, 7 December 2013

A WE O?

  Elisha Albright Hoffman (1839-1929)

O ti to Jesu f'agbara 'wenumo?
A we o nin'eje Odo-aguntan?
Iwo ha ngbekele oore-ofe Re?

Refrain
A we O
Nin'eje
Nin'ej'Od'aguntan fun okan
Aso re a funfun o si mo laulau
A we o nin'eje Odo-aguntan?

O m ba Olugbala rin lojojumo?
A we o nin'eje Odo-aguntan?
O simi le Eniti a kan mo'gi?
A we o nin'eje Odo-aguntan?

Aso re funfun lati pad'Oluwa?
O mo lau nin'eje Odo-aguntan?
Okan re mura fun'le didan loke?
Ka we o nin'eje Odo-aguntan?

Have you been to Jesus for the cleansing pow’r?
Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?
Are you fully trusting in His grace this hour?
Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?

Are you washed in the blood,
In the soul-cleansing blood of the Lamb?
Are your garments spotless? Are they white as snow?
Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?

Are you walking daily by the Savior’s side?
Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?
Do you rest each moment in the Crucified?
Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?

When the Bridegroom cometh will your robes be white?
Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?
Will your soul be ready for the mansions bright,
And be washed in the blood of the Lamb?

Lay aside the garments that are stained with sin,
And be washed in the blood of the Lamb;
There’s a fountain flowing for the soul unclean,
O be washed in the blood of the Lamb!


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
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Hoffman, Elisha Albright, author of "Have you been to Jesus for the cleansing power?" (Holiness desired), in I. D. Sankey's Sacred Songs and Solos, 1881, was born in Pennsylvania, May 7, 1839.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)
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