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White as snow

Ah many years my burdened heart

Author: William McDonald
Tune: [Ah, many years my burden'd heart]
Published in 5 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Ah, many years my burden’d heart
Has sighed, has longed to know
The virtue of my Saviour’s blood,
That washes white as snow.

There is pow’r in Jesus’ blood,
There is pow’r in Jesus’ blood,
There is pow’r in Jesus’ blood
To wash me white as snow.

2 I heard the saints in rapture tell,
How much a soul may know
Of Jesus’ precious cleansing blood,
That washes white as snow. [Refrain]

3 I came to Jesus sick and vile,
That I this grace might know;
And trusted in his precious blood
To wash me white as snow. [Refrain]

4 He cast on me a look of love,
Such as no words can show;
I felt within my very soul
He washed me white as snow. [Refrain]

5 I’ll tell to every saint I meet,
To sinners high and low,
That, trusting in the Saviour’s blood,
It washes white as snow. [Refrain]

6 And when to that bright world above,
My raptured soul shall go,
My song shall be—the precious blood,
Still washes white as snow. [Refrain]

Source: Beulah Songs: a choice collection of popular hymns and music, new and old. Especially adapted to camp meetings, prayer and conference meetings, family worship, and all other assemblies... #22

Author: William McDonald

McDonald, Rev. William. (Belmont, Maine, March 1, 1820--September 11, 1901, Monrovia, California). Becoming a local preacher in the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1839 he was admitted to the Maine Conference in 1843, being transferred to that of Wisconsin in 1855 and of New England in 1859. For a number of years he was editor of the Advocate of Christian Holiness. In addition to being a writer of biographies and religious books, he compiled, or assisted in compiling, a number of song books of the gospel song type, among them being the Western Minstrel (1840), Wesleyan Minstrel (1853), Beulah Songs (1870), Tribute of Praise (1874). This last book was that which had been compiled by McDonald and L.F. Snow, and re-edited by Eben Tourjée, appea… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Ah many years my burdened heart
Title: White as snow
Author: William McDonald
Refrain First Line: There is power in Jesus' blood



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Beulah Songs #22

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Our Praise in Song #144

Praise in Song #d5

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Songs of Joy and Gladness #162

Songs of Praise and Power #d6

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