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As far as the west is removed from the east

As far as the west is removed from the east

Author: Ada R. Habershon
Tune: [As far as the west is removed from the east]
Published in 14 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 As far as the west is removed from the east,
He banished my sins, both the greatest and least;
My sins are forgiven,— Are yours?
My sins are forgiven,— Are yours?

2 Like clouds they had gathered, obscuring the sun;
He blotted them out, there remaineth not one;
My sins are forgiven,— Are yours?
My sins are forgiven,— Are yours?

3 I could not have settled the least of my debts;
He paid the great price, and He even forgets;
My sins are forgiven,— Are yours?
My sins are forgiven,— Are yours?

4 My sins were as scarlet, and crimson the stains;
He made them like snow, and no vestige remains;
My sins are forgiven,— Are yours?
My sins are forgiven,— Are yours?

5 My guilt and my need His great love have revealed;
Once wounded for me, by His stripes I am healed;
My sins are forgiven,— Are yours?
My sins are forgiven,— Are yours?

6 And this is the reason I’m pardoned today,
Because with His blood He has washed them away;
My sins are forgiven,— Are yours?
My sins are forgiven,— Are yours?

Source: Alexander's Gospel Songs #23

Author: Ada R. Habershon

Ada Ruth Habershon (1861-1918) was a Christian hymnist, probably best known for her 1907 hymn "Will the Circle Be Unbroken?" Ada R. Habershon was born in Marylebone, England on Jan­u­a­ry 8, 1861. Her father, Dr. Samuel Osborne Ha­ber­shon, was a noted physician; her mother was Grace Habershon. She was raised in Chelsea, London, in a Christian home. In her twenties, she was a member of the circle surrounding Charles Spurgeon. She met Dwight L. Moody and Ira D. Sankey in 1884 during their preaching tour of England. At their urging, she visited the United States, delivering a series of lectures on the Old Testament that were later published. Habershon's first foray into hymn writing came in 1899, when she wrote several hymns in the… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: As far as the west is removed from the east
Author: Ada R. Habershon
Refrain First Line: My sins are forgiven, are yours

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 14 of 14)
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Alexander's Gospel Songs #23

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Alexander's Gospel Songs No. 2 #73

Alexander's Hymns No. 2 #137

Alexander's Hymns No. 3 #d2

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Alexander's Hymns No. 3 #163

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Alexander's Male Choir #27

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Choice Hymns of the Faith #36

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Glad Tidings in Song #217

New Gospel Hymns #d1

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Revival Hymns #87

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The Greatest Hymns #279

The Ideal Song and Hymn Book #d21

The Sheet Music of Heaven (Spiritual Song); The Mighty Triumphs of Sacred Song #d13

The Sheet Music of Heaven. The Mighty Triumphs of Sacred Song. 2nd ed. #d13

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