Words by: Elisha A. Hoffman, (1839-1929)
Music by: John H. Stockton,(1813-1877)
This hymn is also known as ‘Down at the Cross.’
Elisha Hoffman was born on May 7th, 1839, in Pennsylvania. His father was a minister, and Elisha followed Christ at a young age.
Some of the hymns he wrote are:
• I Must Tell Jesus
• What A Wonderful Savior
• Are You Washed in the Blood?
• Leaning on the Everlasting Arms
• Is Your All On The Altar?
John Hart Stockton, the composer of this hymn, was born in New Hope, PA, on April 19, 1813.
John Hart Stockton died on March 25th, 1877.
Some of the hymns he wrote and composed are:
• Take Me As I Am
• Only Trust Him
• The Great Physician
Legend has it that Hoffman was reading about Jesus and then he began to think about how God did so much for us by allowing Jesus to give up His life the way He did. He wrote down the words to a poem and called it, "Glory to His Name." Then he shared the poem with members of the church. A musician added music to the poem and turned it into a hymn.
Hymns of Glorious Praise, Springfield, Missouri: Gospel Publishing House, 1969.
Elisha A. Hoffman, (1839-1929)
LYRICS: Glory to His Name
• Down at the cross where my Savior died, Down where for cleansing from sin I cried, There to my heart was the blood applied; Glory to His Name!
• I am so wondrously saved from sin, Jesus so sweetly abides within, There at the cross where He took me in; Glory to His Name!
• Oh, precious fountain that saves from sin, I am so glad I have entered in; There Jesus saves me and keeps me clean; Glory to His Name!
• Come to this fountain so rich and sweet,
Cast thy poor soul at the Savior’s feet;
Plunge in today, and be made complete;
Glory to His Name!
Refrain: Glory to His Name, Glory to His Name: There to my heart was the blood applied; Glory to His Name