Cleanse thou my heart from secret sin

Cleanse thou my heart from secret sin

Author: Edith Sanford Tillotson
Tune: [Cleanse thou my heart from secret sin]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Cleanse Thou my heart from secret sin,
From any hidden wrong,
That to a loyal child of thine,
O Lord, must not belong.

Refrain:
Oh, make me white and pure within,
A temple bright and fair;
Cleanse thou my heart from secret sin,
And dwell forever there.

2 Cleanse Thou my heart from secret sin,
From thoughts that lead to ill;
For such, unchecked, unbridled bring
Defiance to thy will. [Refrain]

3 Cleanse Thou my heart from secret sin,
Thus only can I be
Secure from great and open wrong,
And true, O Lord, to thee. [Refrain]

Source: His Worthy Praise #75

Author: Edith Sanford Tillotson

Edith Sanford Tillotson was born and lived her entire life in Corona, New York. She wrote hymns for children as well as poems and librettos. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Cleanse thou my heart from secret sin
Author: Edith Sanford Tillotson
Refrain First Line: O, make me white and pure within
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