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New Whiter than Snow

Dear Savior, how often my heart has been sad

Author: Asa Hull
Tune: [Dear Savior, how often my heart has been sad]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Dear Saviour, how often my heart has been sad,
How often it murmurs, when it should be glad;
Come, reign in this bosom, cast out ev’ry foe,
And wash me that I may be whiter than snow.

Whiter than snow, yes, whiter than snow,
O wash me that I may be whiter than snow.

2 O help me, dear Saviour, to patiently wait
Thy coming and cleansing, anew to create;
The grace of full pardon, O wilt Thou bestow,
And wash me that I may be whiter than snow. [Chorus]

3 My time and my talents, my goods I resign
To Thee, my dear Saviour, they always were Thine;
O make me Thy steward in all things below,
And wash me that I may be whiter than snow. [Chorus]

4 My dwelling though pitched in a wilderness here,
To me will be Eden, if Thou, Lord, art near;
Thy presence is life everlasting, I know,
Thy blood, it hath cleansed me, I’m whiter than snow. [Chorus]

Source: Gospel Praise Book.: a collection of choice gems of sacred song suitable for church service, gospel praise meetings, and family devotions. (Complete ed.) #30

Author: Asa Hull

Born: January 18, 1828, Keene, New York. As of 1895, Hull was a music publisher in New York City; his company was still operating as of 1910. His works include: Pilgrim’s Harp Casket Casket Complete Vestry Chimes; a Choice Collection of Sacred Music, Adapted to All Occasions of Social and Family Worship (Boston, Massachusetts: Degen, Estes, and Priest, circa 1864) Sparkling Rubies, with Harry Sanders (Boston, Massachusetts: Oliver Ditson, 1871) Grove Songs No. 2 (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Asa Hull, 1873) Garlands of Praise (New York: Daniel Knowles, 1874) The Golden Sheaf of Sunday-School Music, with Robert G. Staples (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Asa Hull, 1874) Temperance Glee (Oliver Dit… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Dear Savior, how often my heart has been sad
Title: New Whiter than Snow
Author: Asa Hull
Refrain First Line: Whiter than snow, yes, whiter than snow



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Gospel Praise Book. #30

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Gospel Praise Book #30

The Gem of Gems #d39

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