Pure and free from all corruption

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1 Pure and free from all corruption,
Lamb of God, I long to be;
To redeem me from destruction
Thou didst die on Calvary.

2 Here in humble consecration,
All I have to Thee I give;
Give me now Thy full salvation,
Help me for Thyself to live.

3 Fill my heart with pure affection,
Make me holy in Thy sight;
Bring me to Thine own perfection;
Lead me ever in Thy light.


Source: The Hymnal of The Evangelical United Brethren Church #180

Author: William Horn

Horn, William. (Germany, May 1, 1839--April 27, 1917). Evangelical. Come to United States in 1855, settled in Wisconsin. Licensed in 1861, ordained elder 1866, presiding elder 1871, bishop 1891. Editor of various Evangelical German-language publications, including Das Evangelische Magazin and Christliche Kinderfreund. Editor of German weekly of the Evangelical Association, 1883, Christliche Botschafter. Editor of Evangelisches Gesangbuch, 1877, for which he supplied a number of hymns. His most famous hymn was "Pure and free from all corruption." He wrote 24 hymns in all, and has been called one of the greatest of the German writers in America. Translated many English hymns into German. Retired as bishop in 1915. --Robert S. Wilson,… Go to person page >

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First Line: Pure and free from all corruption
Author: William Horn
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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