[What can wash away my sin]

Composer: Robert Lowry

Robert Lowry was born in Philadelphia, March 12, 1826. His fondness for music was exhibited in his earliest years. As a child he amused himself with the various musical instruments that came into his hands. At the age of seventeen he joined the First Baptist Church of Philadelphia, and soon became an active worker in the Sunday-school as teacher and chorister. At the age of twenty-two he gave himself to the work of the ministry, and entered upon a course of study at the University of Lewisburg, Pa. At the age of twenty-eight he was graduated with the highest honors of his class. In the same year of his graduation, he entered upon the work of the ministry. He served as pastor at AVest Chester, Pa., 1851-1858; in New York City, 1859-1861;… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: Robert Lowry (1876)
Meter: with refrain
Incipit: 11123 53111 23321
Key: F Major
Copyright: Public Domain


Nothing but the blood of Jesus

What can wash away my sin?
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.
What can make me whole again?
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

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Baptist Hymnal 1991 #135
Text: Nothing but the Blood
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Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #158
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The Cyber Hymnal #4498
Text: Nothing but the Blood
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The United Methodist Hymnal #362
Text: Nothing but the Blood
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