1846-1924

September 17, 1846, St. Austell, Cornwall.

January 30, 1924, Passaic County, New Jersey.

Cedar Lawn Cemetery, Paterson, New Jersey.

Son of an English open-communion Baptist, Offord emigrated to America in 1870. He was associated for some time with the Methodists, but joined the Dutch Reformed Church in 1878. In addition to writing, he edited the New York Observer. His works include:

  1. Come, My Soul, Thy Songs Prepare
  2. Come unto Me, O Precious Words
  3. Help Me Sing My Savior’s Worth
  4. How Brief the Life We Live Below
  5. It Is No Untried Way
  6. Jesus, Heed Me, Lost and Dying
  7. Jesus Weeping, Sinner, See
  8. Just as I Am, O Lord
  9. Lo a Risen Lord We Sing
  10. Nobody Knows the Burdens I Bear
  11. Not in Some Cloistered Cell
  12. O Carry Thy Burdens No Longer
  13. O How Much to Thee I Owe
  14. Our God Hath Not Forsaken Us
  15. Preach the Gospel as You Go
  16. Somewhere Tonight
  17. Thy Mercy, Lord, Is Like the Sea
  18. We Give Thee Thanks, O God, This Day

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