Jesus Christ…loved us, and washed us from our sins in His own blood.@Revelation 1:5
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Elisha A. Hoffman (1839-1929)

Arranged from Elisha A. Hoffman; first known publication is in Songs of Gratitude, edited by James H. Fillmore (Cincinnati, Ohio: Fillmore Brothers, 1887), page 5. Note: This source gives the author as George A. Robertson, possibly a pseudonym, or an error; later hymnals all credit Hoffman.

Edwin O. Excell, Songs for Young People (Cincinnati, Ohio: Curts & Jennings, 1897), number 74 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Edwin O. Excell (1851-1921)

Would you know why I love Jesus?
Why He is so dear to me?
’Tis because my blessèd Savior
From my sins hath set me free.

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This is why, yes, why I love Him,
This is why I love Him so;
He has pardoned my transgressions,
He has washed me white as snow.

Would you know why I love Jesus?
Why He is so dear to me?
’Tis because the blood of Jesus
Fully saves and cleanses me.

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Would you know why I love Jesus?
Why He is so dear to me?
’Tis because, amid temptation,
He supports and strengthens me.

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Would you know why I love Jesus?
Why He is so dear to me?
’Tis because, in every conflict,
Jesus gives me victory.

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Would you know why I love Jesus?
Why He is so dear to me?
’Tis because my friend and Savior
He will ever, ever be.

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