Keep Me White

Representative Text

1 Thou hast saved me, Lord, from sin,
Into day hast turned my night;
Thou art dwelling now within,
Blessed Jesus, keep me white.

Refrain:
Blessed Jesus, keep me white,
Ever walking in the light,
Till in heaven I shall be
Spotless through eternity.

2 When I weary by the way,
May Thy cross remain in sight;
Lest my feet should go astray,
Blessed Jesus, keep we white. [Refrain]

3 Human strength must often fail,
Fear and doubting leave their blight:
That with these I may prevail,
Blessed Jesus, keep me white. [Refrain]

4 Thou hast opened heav'n for me,
I shall walk its streets of light;
But while I may work for Thee,
Blessed Jesus, keep me white. [Refrain]

Coronation Hymns, 1910

Author: William C. Poole

William C. Poole was born and raised on a farm in Maryland. His parents belonged to the Methodist church. He graduated from Washington College and became a Methodist minister in Wilmington, Delaware area. He was pastor of McCabe Memorial, Richardson Park and other churches. In 1913 he was superintendent of the Anti-Saloon League of Delaware. He wrote about five hundred hymns. The writing was done as recreation and a diversion from his pastoral work. His goal in writing as well as in being a minister was to help people. 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 >

Text Information

First Line: Thou hast saved me, Lord, from sin
Title: Keep Me White
Author: William C. Poole
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Blessed Jesus, keep me white

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Coronation Hymns #69

World-wide Revival Hymns #d250

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