I Wonder, Often Wonder

I wonder, often wonder, Just how it came to be

Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Tune: [I wonder, often wonder]
Published in 3 hymnals

Representative Text

1 I wonder, often wonder,
Just how it came to be
That there is up in heaven,
A mansion fair for me;
And then do I remember
That the dear Son of God
Once shed for rebel sinners
His own atoning blood.

Forever at his feet I'll sit,
And wonder at the grace
So large and free it found for me
In heav'n a dwelling-place.

2 I wonder, often wonder,
Just why his tender love
Brought down the dear Redeemer
From his bright home above;
And then do I remember
That on the shameful tree
The Saviour made atonement
For tender love of me. [Refrain]

3 I wonder, often wonder,
That he can bear with me,
Enduring all my follies,
And yet so gracious be;
And then do I remember
His grace is rich and free,
And that he is so patient
Because he so loves me. [Refrain]

Source: The Christian Hymnary. Bks. 1-4 #347

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: I wonder, often wonder, Just how it came to be
Title: I Wonder, Often Wonder
Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Forever at His feet I'll sit
Copyright: Public Domain



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The Christian Hymnary. Bks. 1-4 #347

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