Have you been to Jesus for the cleansing pow'r

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Have you been to Jesus for the cleansing pow'r?
Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?
Are you fully trusting in His grace this hour?
Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?
  Are you washed in the blood,
In the soul-cleansing blood of the Lamb?
Are your garments spotless? Are they white as snow?
  Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?
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Are you walking daily by the Savior's side?
Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?
Do you rest each moment in the Crucified?
Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?
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When the Bridegroom cometh will your robes be white!
Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?
Will your soul be ready for His presence bright,
And be washed in the blood of the Lamb?
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Lay aside the garments that are stained with sin,
And be washed in the blood of the Lamb;
There's a fountain flowing for the soul unclean,
O be washed in the blood of the Lamb.
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Stephen

Calabar, Cross River/ Calabar Province, Nigeria

Thank you sweet Jesus for making clean of my sins and that of the whole.


Favour

Ho, Germany

Thank You Jesus for thy precious blood that makes me clean and whole. Amen


Johnson Akinfenwa

London, United Kingdom

This song reminds us of daily indispensability of the sprinkling of the blood of Jesus for our sanctification.


Hazaria Amuom

Edgware, Middlesex, United Kingdom

My resolve for another year continues. How I wish we all coiled and qued after Christ for the cleansing power daily--: sanctification process needed minute by minute.


Priceless

Reminds me of the great price that was paid on the cross so that my heart could be spotless. PRAISE THE ALMIGHTY LIVING GOD


D Mayor

Fct Abuja, Kuje, Nigeria

Lord may you wash all my sins 🙏🙏


Anonymous

Nice song


Angeh

Nairobi, Kenya

I like it


Ana Lara

Storrs, Connecticut, United States

The words to this hymn, as well as the music were written and composed by Elisha Albright Hoffman. He was born on May 7, 1839 in Orwgsberg, Pennsylvania. Hoffman’s parents, Frances A. and Rebecca A. Hoffman, were both of German descent. His father worked as a minister in the Evangelical Association for over 60 years, which likely influenced Elijah’s decision to enter the ministry.

Hoffman’s musical education was obtained from his parents. He never attended any school of music, but rather possessed natural, musical abilities, all his musical education came from his experiences at his father’s church, or at home. In addition to singing in church, the Hoffman household had a daily family worship time, of which singing was an important part. At a very early age, he became familiar with the musical and spiritual tradition of Evangelical hymnology. It was during these times that Elijah developed a love for sacred music, and he believe that music was “as natural a function of the soul, as breathing was a function of the body. “

During the American Civil War, when Elijah was 24, he enrolled for Civil War duty with the 47th Pennsylvania Militia Emergency of 1863, but did not ever serve with the “47 Pennsylvania Volunteers. ”(another name for it).

Hoffman attended Central High School and Union Seminary in New Berlin, Pennsylvania. He spent 11 years working with the evangelical Association and Publishing House in Cleveland Ohio. In 1866 at 26, Elisha married Susan M. Orwick, who was 22 at the time. He was ordained by the Presbytery in 1873 at 34 years of age. Two years later, his wife died, leaving him and three sons behind.

In 1879 at the age of 40, Hoffman remarried Emma, who was 26 years old. They had a baby boy in December of that same year. At the time they were living in Cleveland Ohio. From 1880 to 1920 to Hoffman pastored several congregations in Cleveland and Grafton Ohio; Benton Harbor, Michigan; and Cabery, Illinois. His longest pastorate was in Berlin Harbor Presbyterian Church, where he served for 33 years. It was during this time that he composed his greatest number of hymns. Among the most popular are: “What a Wonderful Savior, ” “Enough for Me, ” “Are You Washed in the Blood? ” “Leaning on the Everlasting Arms, ” “No Other Friend Like Jesus, ” “I Must Tell Jesus, ” and “Is Your All on the Altar? ” Hoffman also assisted in compiling and editing 50 different song books.

Elisha Hoffman died on November 5, 1929 at the age of 90 in Chicago Illinois and is buried in Oakwood Cemetery.


Gloria Dubi

Abuja, FCT, Nigeria

One of my very best Hymns.. so assuring, so comforting

Question: Is it accurate to say that the blood cleanses our soul?

Answer: One of the hymns we sing refers to the "soul-cleansing blood." The redeeming blood cleanses us from any sin or defilement. It is probably better to avoid using this term in ordinary talk, though I would not say that it is wrong. The soul means the self. The blood does cleanse us from our sins, but we do not need to call it the "soul-cleansing" blood. In our writings we try to stay away from any questionable terminology. We don't condemn what others use, but we don't necessarily adopt their terms either.

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