Meet Me Over There

DESCRIPTION: "A little child was dying, And called her father near, And on his arm reclining, She whispered in his year, 'I'm going home to glory, A golden crown to wear, O meet me... Meet me over there." The sinful father, after she dies, turns to Jesus
AUTHOR: Elisha A. Hoffman (1839-1929) (source: several hymnals listed on
EARLIEST DATE: 1939 (BrownSchinhanV)
KEYWORDS: death father sin
REFERENCES (1 citation):
BrownSchinhanV 756, "Drunkard's Dream" (1 short text, 1 tune)
NOTES [59 words]: Despite the Brown/Schinhan title, there is no indication, in Hoffman's original text, that the father was a drunkard. He is merely described as a sinner and "no Christian."
The other work by Hoffman in the Index is "Leaning on the Everlasting Arms." If this piece of dreck is typical of his work, little wonder he never put anything else into tradition. - RBW
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File: BrS5756

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