O Make Me Pure

Beclouded long my way has been

Author: Edwin O. Excell
Tune: [Beclouded long my way has been]
Published in 11 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Beclouded long my way has been,
Because of doubts and fears within;
Lord, take away my every sin,
And make me pure, O make me pure.

My one desire, my only plea,
That I some day Thy face may see,
And live with Thee eternally;
O make me pure, O make me pure.

2 Thy grace I claim from day to day;
Thy blood to wash my guilt away;
Thyself to teach me how to pray;
O make me pure, O make me pure. [Refrain]

3 Long as I journey here below,
Be Thou my Guide where’er I go;
Thy presence, Lord, I need it so,
To keep me pure, to keep me pure. [Refrain]

Source: Great Revival Hymns #166

Author: Edwin O. Excell

Edwin Othello Excel USA 1851-1921. Born at Uniontown, OH, he started working as a bricklayer and plasterer. He loved music and went to Chicago to study it under George Root. He married Eliza Jane “Jennie” Bell in 1871. They had a son, William, in 1874. A member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, he became a prominent publisher, composer, song leader, and singer of music for church, Sunday school, and evangelistic meetings. He founded singing schools at various locations in the country and worked with evangelist, Sam Jones, as his song leader for two decades. He established a music publishing house in Chicago and authored or composed over 2,000 gospel songs. While assisting Gypsy Smith in an evangelistic campaign in Louisville,… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Beclouded long my way has been
Title: O Make Me Pure
Author: Edwin O. Excell
Language: English
Refrain First Line: My one desire, my only plea
Copyright: Public Domain



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