My Savior died to open wide

Representative Text

1 My Savior died to open wide
The gates of life for me;
To save my soul from sin’s control,
And give me liberty;
His blood can wash my stain
Till not a spot remains;
The blood of Jesus cleanseth white as snow, white as snow.

Refrain:
The blood of Jesus cleanseth white as snow, white as snow;
The blood of Jesus cleanseth white as snow, white as snow;
I bless the happy day
When He took my sins away;
The blood of Jesus cleanseth white as snow, white as snow.

2 One song shall ring to heaven’s King,
From all the ransom’d hosts;
They sing His name, His praise proclaim,
His cross is all their boast;
I too, will join the song,
The happy theme prolong,
The blood of Jesus cleanseth white as snow, white as snow. [Refrain]

3 Now all the way, I’ll watch and pray,
And sing redeeming love;
His keeping pow’r I’ll prove each hour
He leads my soul above;
And still will I abide
Where flows salvation’s tide;
The blood of Jesus cleanseth white as snow, white as snow. [Refrain]

Source: The Finest of the Wheat No. 2 #159

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 >

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First Line: My Savior died to open wide
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

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Heart Melodies: Selected Hymns for Use in Evangelistic . . . 2nd ed. #d60
Songs of Love and Praise #d115
Songs of Redemption #d157
The Finest of the Wheat No. 2 #159TextPage Scan
The Voice of Triumph (19th ed.) #243Page Scan
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