Without the shedding of blood there is no remission of sin.@Hebrews 9:22
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Robert Lowry (1826–1899)

Robert Lowry, in Gospel Music, by Howard Doane & Robert Lowry (New York: Biglow & Main, 1876) (🔊 pdf nwc).

This very simple hymn was first introduced at a camp meeting in Ocean Grove [New Jersey], where it immediately took possession of the people. It has been found very useful in inquiry and prayer-meetings.

Sankey, p. 333

What can wash away my sin?
Nothing but the blood of Jesus;
What can make me whole again?
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

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Oh! precious is the flow
That makes me white as snow;
No other fount I know,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

For my pardon, this I see,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus;
For my cleansing this my plea,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

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Nothing can for sin atone,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus;
Naught of good that I have done,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

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This is all my hope and peace,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus;
This is all my righteousness,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

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Now by this I’ll overcome—
Nothing but the blood of Jesus,
Now by this I’ll reach my home—
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

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Glory! Glory! This I sing—
Nothing but the blood of Jesus,
All my praise for this I bring—
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

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