The Cleansing Blood

From the cross there flows a hallowed stream

Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Tune: [From the cross there flows a hallowed stream]
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 From the cross there flows a hallowed stream,
Full of power, sinners to redeem;
Let the world the blessed tidings know,
That this stream can wash as white as now.

Chorus:
Oh, this stream of crimson flood!
Oh, this hallowed saving blood!
Let the world the blessed tidings know,
That Jesus blood can wash as white as snow.

2 Millions there have washed away their sin;
Millions more may freely enter in;
To this fountain let the sin-sick go,
And its stream will was as white as snow. [Chorus]

3 Peace and pardon, life and love it brings,
Till the soul in holy rapture sings
In the strains that swift and praiseful flow:
Jesus’ blood can wash as white as snow. [Chorus]


Source: Light and Life Songs No. 4 #15

Author: Elisha A. Hoffman

Elisha Hoffman (1839-1929) after graduating from Union Seminary in Pennsylvania was ordained in 1868. As a minister he was appointed to the circuit in Napoleon, Ohio in 1872. He worked with the Evangelical Association's publishing arm in Cleveland for eleven years. He served in many chapels and churches in Cleveland and in Grafton in the 1880s, among them Bethel Home for Sailors and Seamen, Chestnut Ridge Union Chapel, Grace Congregational Church and Rockport Congregational Church. In his lifetime he wrote more than 2,000 gospel songs including"Leaning on the everlasting arms" (1894). The fifty song books he edited include Pentecostal Hymns No. 1 and The Evergreen, 1873. Mary Louise VanDyke… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: From the cross there flows a hallowed stream
Title: The Cleansing Blood
Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Refrain First Line: O this stream of crimson flood
Publication Date: 1895
Copyright: Public Domain

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Choice Hymns #d33

Free Methodist Hymnal #d162

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Light and Life Songs No. 4 #15

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The Wesleyan Methodist Hymnal #367

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