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O make me pure

Beclouded long my way has been

Author: Edwin O. Excell
Tune: [Beclouded long my way has been]
Published in 8 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full 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 Excell (December 13, 1851 – June 10, 1921), commonly known as E. O. Excell, was a prominent American publisher, composer, song leader, and singer of music for church, Sunday school, and evangelistic meetings during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Some of the significant collaborators in his vocal and publishing work included Sam P. Jones, William E. Biederwolf, Gipsy Smith, Charles Reign Scoville, J. Wilbur Chapman, W. E. M. Hackleman, Charles H. Gabriel and D. B. Towner. His 1909 stanza selection and arrangement of "Amazing Grace" became the most widely used and familiar setting of that hymn by the second half of the twentieth century. The influence of his sacred music on American popular culture throu… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Beclouded long my way has been
Title: O make me pure
Author: Edwin O. Excell
Refrain First Line: My one desire, my only plea



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