O wash my soul from every sin, And make my guilty conscience clean

O wash my soul from every sin, And make my guilty conscience clean

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 3 hymnals

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Cleanse me, O Lord, and cheer my soul
with your forgiving love;
O make my broken spirit whole,
and bid my pains remove.

Create anew my yearning heart,
and fill it with your light.
Your spirit never will depart,
nor drive me from your sight.

Give me the presence of your grace;
then my rejoicing tongue
shall speak aloud your righteousness,
and make your praise my song!


Source: In Melody and Songs: hymns from the Psalm versions of Isaac Watts #19

Author: Isaac Watts

Isaac Watts was the son of a schoolmaster, and was born in Southampton, July 17, 1674. He is said to have shown remarkable precocity in childhood, beginning the study of Latin, in his fourth year, and writing respectable verses at the age of seven. At the age of sixteen, he went to London to study in the Academy of the Rev. Thomas Rowe, an Independent minister. In 1698, he became assistant minister of the Independent Church, Berry St., London. In 1702, he became pastor. In 1712, he accepted an invitation to visit Sir Thomas Abney, at his residence of Abney Park, and at Sir Thomas' pressing request, made it his home for the remainder of his life. It was a residence most favourable for his health, and for the prosecution of his literary… Go to person page >

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First Line: O wash my soul from every sin, And make my guilty conscience clean
Author: Isaac Watts
Language: English

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