I acknowledge my transgressions

I acknowledge my transgressions

Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Tune: [I acknowledge my transgressions] (Prior)
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I acknowledge my transgressions,
I confess my guilt and sin,
But I come in deep contrition,
Praying, cleanse me from my sin.

Cleanse me, Savior, cleanse me, Savior,
I am all unclean;
Wash me thoroughly from iniquity,
Cleanse me from my sin.

2 I have sinned against thee, Father,
And have lived from thee apart;
Blot out, in thy tender mercy,
The transgressions of my heart. [Refrain]

3 A clean heart create within me,
A right spirit, Lord, renew;
Wash me in the blood of sprinkling,
And my soul with love endue. [Refrain]

4 Then will I, restored and heal├ęd,
Lead some other soul to thee,
And a true and faithful servant,
Henceforth in thy vineyard be. [Refrain]

Source: Triumphant Songs No.3 #119

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: I acknowledge my transgressions
Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Refrain First Line: Lord, have mercy
Copyright: Public Domain



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