Scripture Verse

The blood of Jesus Christ…cleanseth us from all sin. 1 John 1:7


Words: F. C. Bak­er, in Ech­oes of Ed­en, by Ed­win O. Ex­cell (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: E. O. Ex­cell, 1884), num­ber 73.

Music: E. F. Mill­er (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Bak­er or Mill­er’s full name, or where to get good pho­tos of them (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


I knew that God in His Word had spoken,
The pow’r of sin can all be broken,
The heart held captive, yet be free;
Lord, is this blessing not for me?


The blood, the blood is all my plea,
Hallejujah! it cleanseth me;
The blood, the blood is all my plea,
Hallejujah! it cleanseth me.

Must I go on in sin and sorrow,
Today in sunshine, clouds tomor­row?
First I’m sinning, then repenting.
Now I’m stubborn, then relenting.


With anguish wrung, I cried,
My Lord, is there not pow’r in Jesus’ blood
To make in me a perfect cure,
To cleanse my heart and keep it pure?


Oh, yes, My love will take you in,
The blood will cleanse you from all sin,
Will wash away your guilty stains,
And cleanse, till not one spot remains.


And there I stand this very hour,
Kept by almighty keeping power;
Temptations come, the blood’s my plea,
The precious blood now cleanses me.