Cleansing balm

O come to the cross where Jesus bled and died

Author: Russell Kelso Carter
Published in 3 hymnals

Author: Russell Kelso Carter

Russel Kelso Carter was a professor in the Pennsylvania Military College of Chester. While there he was licensed to preach by the Methodist Episcopal Church. He became very active in leading camp meetings and revivals. After failing health forced him to abandon this work, he studied and became a medical doctor as well as a writer. He wrote novels as well as hymns. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

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First Line: O come to the cross where Jesus bled and died
Title: Cleansing balm
Author: Russell Kelso Carter
Refrain First Line: There is balm in Gilead, balm in Gilead

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