Blood of the Lamb

I am sinful, Lord [and] to Thee

Author: Knowles Shaw
Published in 15 hymnals

Representative Text

1 I am sinful, Lord, to Thee,
In my anguish I would flee;
To the fountain let me go,
Make me whiter than the snow.

2 Blind and lost I call for aid,
Let Thy hand on me be laid;
Only Thou canst, Lord, I know,
Make me whiter than the snow.

3 Cleanse me in Thy precious blood,
Love's pure crimson streaming flood;
Robes of brightness, Lord, bestow,
Make me whiter than the snow.

Source: The Morning Star: a collection of new sacred songs, for the Sunday school, prayer meeting, and the social circle #112

Author: Knowles Shaw

Knowles Shaw (1834-1878), a name familiar in many western households--was born near New London, in Morgan Township, Ohio, on the 13th of October, 1834. His mother's maiden name was Huldah Griffin, and by both of his parents he was of Scottish extraction. His early life was spent in Rush County, Indiana, where he first began to play the violin, furnishing the music for many a dance. While the ball was going on he was converted, ceasing to play in the middle of the piece he was performing. Very soon thereafter he entered the ministry of the Christian Church. On the 11th of January, 1855, he married Miss Martha Finley. Most of his time after entering the ministry was spent in the West and South, and on account of his wonderful vocal powers he… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I am sinful, Lord [and] to Thee
Title: Blood of the Lamb
Author: Knowles Shaw
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Blood of the Lamb in thy wonderful flow
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 15 of 15)

Beautiful Songs of Zion, a Collection of New and Old Songs #d59

Christian Work-songs #d70

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Crown of Beauty #264

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Gleanings of Sacred Song #140

Hymns of Calvary, a Choice Collection of Old and New Century Hymns and Songs #d85

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New Christian Hymn and Tune Book #593

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New Christian Hymn and Tune Book #593

Popular Hymns, revised #35

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The Best Standard Songs #17

The Congregation #d64

The Gospel Invitation #d29

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The Morning Star #112

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The Voice of Joy #31

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Voice of Praise #6

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