I’ve Washed My Robes

My robes were once all [so] stained with sin

Author: Edwin O. Excell
Tune: [My robes were once all stained with sin]
Published in 26 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 My robes were once all stained with sin;
I knew not how to make them clean
Until a voice said, sweet and low:
Go wash, I’ll make them white as snow.

I’ve washed my robes in Jesus’ blood,
And he has made them white as snow.

2 That promise: Whosoever will,
Included me, includes me still;
I came, and ever since I know
His blood has cleansed me white as snow.

3 I do not doubt, nor do I say:
I hope the stains are washed away;
For in my heart I read it so,
His blood has cleansed me white as snow.

4 O who will come and wash today
Till all their sins are washed away,
Until, by faith, they see and know
Their robes are washed as white as snow?

Source: The Song Book of the Salvation Army #359

Author: Edwin O. Excell

Edwin Othello Excel USA 1851-1921. Born at Uniontown, OH, he started working as a bricklayer and plasterer. He loved music and went to Chicago to study it under George Root. He married Eliza Jane “Jennie” Bell in 1871. They had a son, William, in 1874. A member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, he became a prominent publisher, composer, song leader, and singer of music for church, Sunday school, and evangelistic meetings. He founded singing schools at various locations in the country and worked with evangelist, Sam Jones, as his song leader for two decades. He established a music publishing house in Chicago and authored or composed over 2,000 gospel songs. While assisting Gypsy Smith in an evangelistic campaign in Louisville,… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: My robes were once all [so] stained with sin
Title: I’ve Washed My Robes
Author: Edwin O. Excell
Refrain First Line: I've washed my robes in Jesus' blood
Copyright: Public Domain



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The Song Book of the Salvation Army #359

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