O Make Me Clean!

With aching heart and spirit sore distressed

Author: George Bennard
Tune: [With aching heart and spirit sore distrest]
Published in 7 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 With aching heart and spirit sore distrest,
I came to Thee and Thou didst give me rest.
Now, Lord, I pray and long with deep desire
To be made clean by Thy refining fire.

Oh, make me clean! Oh, make me clean!
Mine eyes Thy holiness have seen.
Oh, send the burning cleansing flame,
And make me clean, in Jesus’ name.

2 I hate the sin which grieves Thy loving heart;
Speak, precious Lord, and bid it all depart.
Thy temple cleanse and make my heart Thy home;
Come, King of kings, and reign thyself alone.

Oh, make me clean! Oh, make me clean!
Mine eyes Thy holiness have seen.
Oh, send the burning cleansing flame,
And make me clean, in Jesus’ name.

3 Dear Lamb of God, I yield my all to Thee,
Thine, wholly Thine, forevermore to be.
Now in my heart I feel the sacred flame;
He makes me clean, oh, glory to His name!

He makes me clean, He makes me clean!
Mine eyes the glorious King have seen.
Just now I feel the sacred flame,
Oh, glory to His precious name!


Source: Inspiring Gospel Solos and Duets No. 2 #37

Author: George Bennard

George Bennard (1873-1958) was born in Youngstown, OH. When he was a child the family moved to Albia, Iowa. He served with the Salvation Army in Iowa for several years before he was ordained in the Methodist Episcopal Church. His hymn "Speak, my Lord" appears in Triumphant Service Songs (Chicago: Rodeheaver Hall-Mack Co., 1934). He wrote words and tune for his best known hymn "The Old Rugged Cross" in 1913. Mary Louise VanDyke Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: With aching heart and spirit sore distressed
Title: O Make Me Clean!
Author: George Bennard
Refrain First Line: O make me clean

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Instances

Instances (1 - 7 of 7)

Divine Praise #d182

Full Redemption Songs #21

Heart and Life Songs #d159

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Inspiring Gospel Solos and Duets No. 2 #37

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Light and Life Songs No. 3 #15

Sweet Songs of Salvation #d105

Worship in Song #d307

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