Though I should seek to wash me clean

Though I should seek to wash me clean

Author: Henry Ustick Onderdonk
Published in 29 hymnals

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1 Though I should seek to wash me clean
In waters of the driven snow,
My soul would yet in spots retain,
And sink in conscious guilt and wo:

2 The spirit, in his power divine,
Would cast my vaunting soul to earth,
Expose the foulness of its sin,
And show the vileness of its worth.

3 Ah, not like erring man is God,
That men to answer him should dare.
Condemn'd, and into silence awed,
They helpless stand before his bar.

4 There, must a Mediator plead,
Who, God and man, may both embrace;
With God, for man to intercede,
And offer man the purchased grace.

5 And lo! the Son of God is slain
To be this Mediator crown'd:
In Him, my soul, be cleansed from stain,
In Him thy righteousness be found.

Source: A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #64

Author: Henry Ustick Onderdonk

Henry Ustick Onderdonk, Bishop of Pennsylvania, was born in New York, March 16, 1789, and educated at Columbia College, B.A. 1805, M.A. 1808, D.D. 1827. Having decided to devote his life to medicine, he studied first in London and then in Edinburgh, receiving his M.D. from that university in 1810. Returning to New York, he began to study theology under Bishop Hobart and was ordained in 1815. He was rector of St. Ann's, Brooklyn, until 1827 when, following a famous controversy, he was elected bishop coadjutor of Pennsylvania, becoming diocesan in 1836 upon the death of Bishop White. He, with W.A. Muhlenberg, q.v., was influential on the committee appointed by General Convention to prepare the so-called Prayer Book Collection, 1826. The… Go to person page >

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Instances (1 - 29 of 29)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #64TextPage Scan
A Collection of Sacred Song: being an eclectic compilation for the use of churches, families and schools... (2nd ed.) #29(H14)Page Scan
A Collection of Sacred Song: being an eclectic compilation for the use of churches, families, and boarding-schools... #29(H14)Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns: designed as a supplement to the "psalms and hymns" of the Presbyterian church #100Page Scan
Book of Common Praise #d590
Hymnal Companion to the Prayer Book with Accompanying Tunes (Second Edition) #110Page Scan
Hymnal Companion to the Prayer Book: suited to the special seasons of the Christian year, and other occasions of public worship, as well as for use in the Sunday-school...With accompanying tunes #53Page Scan
Hymnal Companion to the Prayer Book: with accompanying tunes #110Page Scan
Hymnal of the Reformed Episcopal Church #d128
Hymnal of the Reformed Episcopal Church, adopted in General Council, Chicago, May 1879 #d317
Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d1142
Hymns of the Protestant Episcopal Church of the United States, as authorized by the General Convention: with an additional selection #14Page Scan
Hymns Recommended for use in the Reformed Episcopal Church #180Page Scan
Hymns suited to the Feasts and Fasts of the Church and Other Occasions of Public Worship ... approved by the Convention of 1826 #d172
Selections from the Psalms of David in Metre: with hymns suited to the feasts and fasts of the church, and other occasions of public worship #H14Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #ad1132
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #429Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian worship #429Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #429Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary; or Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Baptist Ed.) #429Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #429Page Scan
Templi Carmina #d257
The Book of Common Praise #d609
The Choice: in two parts. Part I containing psalms and hymns, Part II, containing spiritual songs. Designed for public and private worship #H54
The Choice: in two parts; Part I, containing Psalms and hymns, Part II, containing spiritual songs; designed for public and private worship (6th ed.) #H54Page Scan
The Harp #317Page Scan
The Lecture-Room Hymn-Book: containing the psalms and hymns of the book of common prayer, together with a choice selection of additional hymns, and an appendix of chants and tunes... #H14Page Scan
The Missionary Tune Book #d86
The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #348Page Scan



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