From every stain made clean

From every stain made clean

Author: Herbert H. Booth
Published in 3 hymnals

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FROM every stain made clean,
From every sin set free;
O blessèd Lord, this is the gift
That thou hast promised me.
And pressing through the past
Of failure, fault and fear,
Before thy cross my soul I cast,
And dare to leave it there.

2 From thee I would not hide
My sin, because of fear
What men may think; I hate my pride,
And as I am appear,
Just as I am, O Lord,
Not what I’m thought to be,
Just as I am, a struggling soul
For life and liberty.

3 While in thy light I stand,
My heart, I seem to see,
Has failed to take from thy own hand
The gifts it offers me.
O Lord, thy plenteous grace,
Thy wisdom and thy power,
I here proclaim, before thy face,
Can keep me every hour.

4 Upon the altar here
I lay my treasure down;
I only want to have thee near,
King of my heart to crown.
The fire doth surely burn
My every selfish claim;
And while from them to thee
I turn, I trust in thy great name.

5 A heart by blood made clean
In every wish and thought,
A heart that by God’s power has been
Into subjection brought,
To walk, to weep, to sing,
Within the light of Heaven;
This is the blessing, Saviour-King,
That thou to me hast given.


Source: The Song Book of the Salvation Army #415

Author: Herbert H. Booth

Herbert Henry Howard Booth (26 August 1862 – 25 September 1926) was the third son of William and Catherine Booth. He oversaw the Limelight Department's development and he was the writer and director for Soldiers of the Cross. See also in: Wikipedia  Go to person page >

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