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Whiter than the snow

I am sinful, Lord, to thee

Author: Knowles Shaw
Published in 7 hymnals

Author: Knowles Shaw

Knowles Shaw (1834-1878), a name familiar in many western households--was born near New London, in Morgan Township, 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 was ca… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I am sinful, Lord, to thee
Title: Whiter than the snow
Author: Knowles Shaw
Refrain First Line: Make me whiter than the snow



Instances (1 - 7 of 7)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
New Christian Hymn and Tune Book #593Page Scan
Popular Hymns #d84
Popular Hymns Revised #d94
Popular Hymns: revised for the Work and Worship of the Church Sunday School. #d89
The Congregation #d64
The Morning Star: a collection of new sacred songs, for the Sunday school, prayer meeting, and the social circle #112Page Scan
The Voice of Joy: A Collection of New Songs for the Sunday-School #31Page Scan
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