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The Spirit Tell Me So

On Calvary's cross the Savior bled

Author: Joshua Gill
Published in 5 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1. On Cal’vry’s cross the Savior bled
And died, His love to show;
Thro’ Him eternal life I have,
The Spirit tells me so.

My soul is cleansed from inbred sin,
And this is how I know;
The Spirit answers to the blood,
And surely tells me so.

2. The Word of God is strong and clear,
By this, His will I know;
But when His will is wrought in me,
The Spirit tells me so. [Refrain]

3. My heart now feels the sprinkled blood
That washes white as snow;
My soul is cleansed from inbred sin,
The Spirit tells me so. [Refrain]

4. Nothing disturbs my inward peace,
No dark or secret foe;
The cleansing blood now makes me free,
The Spirit tells me so. [Refrain]

5. The streams of life from out my heart,
In rich abundance flow;
No sin pollutes the fountain deep,
The Spirit tells me so. [Refrain]

6. No transient good allures my soul,
In worldly paths to go;
I am the heir of endless bliss,
The Spirit tells me so. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #6286

Author: Joshua Gill

Late 19th Century A minister, Gill’s works include: Sacred Melodies: Nos. 1 and 2 Combined (editor with Edward Avis) (Boston, Massachusetts: McDonald & Gill, 1886) Songs of Joy and Gladness, with William McDonald, John Sweney & William Kirkpatrick (Boston, Massachusetts: McDonald & Gill, 1886) The Voice of Triumph (Boston, Massachusetts: McDonald & Gill, 1894) Songs of Redemption (Boston, Massachusetts: Christian Witness Company, 1899) Hymns of Grace & Glory, with Henry Gilmour & William Kirkpatrick (Cleveland, Ohio: Evangelical Publishing House, 1901) --www.hymntime.com/tch/ Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: On Calvary's cross the Savior bled
Title: The Spirit Tell Me So
Author: Joshua Gill
Refrain First Line: My soul is cleansed from inbred sin



The Cyber Hymnal #6286
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  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
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Instances (1 - 5 of 5)

Hymns of Grace and Glory #d167

Songs of Joy and Gladness No. 2 #d165

Songs of Redemption #d192


The Cyber Hymnal #6286

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The Voice of Triumph (19th ed.) #120

Exclude 4 pre-1979 instances
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