Composer: Phoebe Palmer Knapp
Published in 23 hymnals

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Composer: Phoebe Palmer Knapp

Phoebe Knapp (March 9, 1839 – July 10, 1908) was a composer of music for hymns and an organist. Knapp was born in New York City. Her parents were Walter C. Palmer and Phoebe Worrall Palmer. She married Joseph Fairchild Knapp, one of the founders and the second president of the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, and he had a pipe organ installed in their apartment. She and her husband were members of the John Street Methodist Episcopal Church in New York City. The hymn writer Fanny Crosby was also a member of that church and a friend of Palmer's. She wrote over 500 hymn tunes, the most familiar being the tune now called ASSURANCE for Fanny Crosby's lyrics "Blessed Assurance." Another hymn by Fanny Crosby for which Knapp wrote th… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: Phoebe Palmer Knapp
Incipit: 13531 61166 55321
Key: E♭ Major


The Cleansing Wave

Oh, now I see the crimson wave,
The fountain deep and wide;
Jesus, my Lord, mighty to save,
Points to his wounded side.
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Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #791
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (PDF, NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #890
Text: Cleansing Wave
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
Timeless Truths #1028
Text: The Cleansing Wave
  • The_Cleansing_Wave.pdf (PDF)
  • The_Cleansing_Wave.sib (SIB, Scorch)


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Beulah Songs: a choice collection of popular hymns and music, new and old. Especially adapted to camp meetings, prayer and conference meetings, family worship, and all other assemblies where Jesus... #5Image
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #791AudioScore
Christian Hymns No. 1 #201Image
Christian Service Songs #220
Full Redemption Songs #31Image
Glorious Freedom : Gospel Songs and Hymns for Congregational Singing #65
Gospel Gems Number 1 : One Hundred Eighty Sacred Selections for Religious Meetings #169Image
Gospel Melodies and Evangelistic Hymns #86Image
Great Gospel Songs #161Image
Great Revival Hymns #255Image
Great Revival Hymns No.2 #285Image
Grove Songs No. 2 #17TextImage
Hymns of the Comforter #50Image
Revival Hymns and Choruses #300
Sacred Praise: for Use in Gospel Meetings, Evangelistic Services ... #137
Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #332
Songs of Full Salvation #72Image
The Christian Life Hymnal #261
The Church Hymnal ... Seventh-Day Adventist Church #598
The Cyber Hymnal #890TextAudioScore
The Old Story in Song #41Image
The Search Light: a collection of songs for Sunday schools and gospel meetings #181
Timeless Truths #1028TextAudioScore