The snow prayer

I learned it in the Bible

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [I learned it in the Bible]
Published in 12 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I learned it in the Bible,
A tender little pray’r;
And when the flakes are falling
So beautiful and fair,
I say to my dear Saviour
This little pray’r I know:
“Wash me, and I shall be
Whiter than snow.”

2 For I have often grieved Him
With sinful words and ways,
I’ll ask Him to forgive me,
And help me all my days;
He shed His blood so precious,
Because He loved me so;
“Wash me, and I shall be
Whiter than snow.”

3 I want to be like Jesus,
That His pure eyes may see
A heart made clean and spotless,
To serve Him faithfully;
And so I’ll ask Him daily
His mercy to bestow;
“Wash me, and I shall be
Whiter than snow.”

Source: Songs of Help: for the Sunday school, evangelistic and church services #161

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

Pseudonym: Li­die H. Ed­munds. Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia 28 June 1851. She was educated in the public schools and after graduation from high school became a teacher. However, she developed a spinal malady which cut short her career and made her a shut-in for many years. During her convalescence, she studied English literature. She felt a need to be useful to her church and began writing poems for the primary department. she went on to teach Sunday school, take an active part in the Philadelphia Elementary Union and become Superintendent of the primary department of Calvin Presbyterian Church. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I learned it in the Bible
Title: The snow prayer
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt



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Salvation Songs for Children, No.2 #d37

Songs for Little Singers No. 3 #d16

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Songs of Help: for the Sunday school, evangelistic and church services #161

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