Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.@Psalm 51:10
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Elisha A. Hoffman (1839-1929)

Elisha A. Hoffman, in Crowning Day No. 4, edited by James H. Ruebush, Jacob H. Hall & William H. Ruebush (Dayton, Virginia: Ruebush-Kieffer, 1900), number 147 (🔊 pdf nwc).

O Lord, within my soul,
I long for purity,
To be complete and whole
Alone through Thee.

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There is no other hope,
There is no other plea;
Salvation, full salvation free,
Must come alone through Thee.

I bend before Thy cross,
And know my heart can be
Cleansed from its sin and dross
Alone through Thee.

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I pray at Thy dear feet,
Salvation full entreat,
And want to feel my love
In Thee complete.

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My faith Thy Word believes,
The promise made to me,
And perfect peace receives
Alone through Thee.

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