Keeping power

It was the Savior's precious blood That cleansed my soul

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Tune: [It was the Savior's precious blood]
Published in 6 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 It was the Saviour’s precious blood
That cleansed my soul, that cleansed my soul
‘Tis still the precious healing flood
That keeps me fully whole.

Refrain:
Wonderful keeping power, glorious keeping power,
I’m abiding in the fountain that flows so full and free,
Wonderful keeping power, glorious keeping power,
The blood now cleanseth me.

2 No power have I my feet to keep
Within the way, within the way;
But Jesus knows my feeble frame
And saves me day by day. [Refrain]

3 I cannot tell how I am saved
By blood alone, by blood alone;
Nor how it is my soul he keeps
But this I know, ’tis done. [Refrain]

4 With jealous care and watchful eye
He guards his own, he guards his own;
No power can snatch them from his hand
Who trust in God alone. [Refrain]

Source: The Best of All: complete #241

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris

Lelia (Mrs. C.H.) Morris (1862-1929) was born in Pennsville, Morgan County, Ohio. When her family moved to Malta on the Muskingum River she and her sister and mother had a millinery shop in McConnelsville. She and her husband Charles H. Morris were active in the Methodist Episcopal Church and at the camp meetings in Sebring and Mt. Vernon. She wrote hymns as she did her housework. Although she became blind at age 52 she continued to write hymns on a 28-foot long blackboard that her family had built for her. She is said to have written 1000 texts and many tunes including "Sweeter as the years go by." Mary Louise VanDyke Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: It was the Savior's precious blood That cleansed my soul
Title: Keeping power
Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Refrain First Line: Wonderful keeping power, glorious keeping power

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Instances (1 - 6 of 6)

Full Gospel Songs #211

Glorious Gospel Hymns #d263

Hymns of Grace and Glory #d90

Songs of Praise #d123

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The Best of All: complete #241

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