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Elisha Albright Hoffman was born 5/7/1839 at Orwigsburg, PA, son of Francis (a minister) & Rebecca Hoffman both, “Pennsylwania” Germans.  He finished high school in Philadelphia & furthered his education at Union Seminary run by the Evangelical Association, the group to which His father belonged.

In 1866 Elisha (26) married Susan M Orwig (age 22).  Elisha & Susan were blessed with 3 sons.  She died in ’76.  In 1879 Elisha remarried at lady named Emma (age 26) & two of them also had a son.  Elisha pastored in OH (Cleveland & Grafton), MI (Benton Harbor) & IL (Cabery). He died 11/25/1929 at Chicago.

Hoffman wrote over 2000 Gospel songs among which are “Is Your All on the Altar” “Are You Washed in the Blood?” “Leaning on the Everlasting Arms” “Glory to His Name” “What a Wonderful Savior” & “I Must Tell Jesus” about which he wrote, “There was a woman to whom God had permitted many visitations of sorrow and affliction. Coming to her home one day, I found her much discouraged. She unburdened her heart, concluding with the question, ‘Brother Hoffman, what shall I do?’ I quoted from the word, then added, ‘You cannot do better than to take all of your sorrows to Jesus. You must tell Jesus.’ “For a moment she seemed lost in meditation. Then her eyes lighted as she exclaimed, ‘Yes, I must tell Je­sus.’ As I left her home I had a vision of that joy-illuminated face…and I heard all along my pathway the echo…”

I must tell Jesus all of my trials; I cannot bear these burdens alone;

In my distress He kindly will help me; He ever loves and cares for His own.

Refrain

I must tell Jesus! I must tell Jesus! I cannot bear my burdens alone;

I must tell Jesus! I must tell Jesus! Jesus can help me, Jesus alone.

 

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