Blessed Jesus, Keep Me White

Blessed Jesus, thou art mine, All I have is wholly thine

Author: Peter P. Bilhorn
Tune: [Blessed Jesus, thou art mine]
Published in 26 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

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1 Blessed Jesus, Thou art mine,
All I have is wholly Thine;
Thou dost dwell within my heart,
Make me clean in every part.

Blessed Jesus, keep me white,
Keep me walking in the light,
All I have is wholly Thine,
Blessed Jesus, Thou art mine.

2 I am safe within the fold,
All my cares on Thee are rolled;
I enjoy the sweetest rest,
For I’m leaning on Thy breast. [Refrain]

3 Precious Jesus, day by day,
Keep me in the holy way;
Keep my mind in perfect peace,
Every day my faith increase. [Refrain]

Source: Hymns of the Comforter #37

Author: Peter P. Bilhorn

Pseudonyms: Irene Durfee; P. H. Rob­lin (a an­a­gram of his name). Bilhorn was born on Ju­ly 22, 1865 in Men­do­ta, Il­l­inois. His fam­i­ly name was orig­in­al­ly Pul­horn; it was changed by a judge in Ot­ta­wa, Il­linois, named Abra­ham Lin­coln. Peter and his bro­ther formed the Eu­re­ka Wa­gon and Carriage Works in Chi­ca­go, Il­linois. Lat­er, Pe­ter be­came in­volved in Gos­pel mu­sic and wrote some 2,000 Go­spel songs in his life­time. He al­so invent­ed a folding pump or­gan used at re­viv­als in the late 19th Cen­tu­ry, and found­ed the Bil­horn Fold­ing Or­gan Com­pa­ny in Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois. His evangelistic work took him into all the states of the Union, Great Britain, a… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Blessed Jesus, thou art mine, All I have is wholly thine
Title: Blessed Jesus, Keep Me White
Author: Peter P. Bilhorn
Refrain First Line: Blessed Jesus, keep me white
Publication Date: 1876
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.


Since a version of this text appeared in print at least as early as 1876, when Bilhorn was about eleven years old, and nine years before his copyright claim, it seems clear he adapted another writer's work.



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