[O now I see the crimson wave]

[O now I see the crimson wave]

Composer: Phoebe Palmer Knapp
Published in 154 hymnals

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Composer: Phoebe Palmer Knapp

As a young girl Phoebe Palmer Knapp (b. New York, NY, 1839; d. Poland Springs, ME, 1908) displayed great musical talent; she composed and sang children’s song at an early age. The daughter of the Methodist evangelist Walter C. Palmer, she was married to John Fairfield Knapp at the age of sixteen. Her husband was a founder of the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, and after his death, she shared her considerable inherited wealth with various charitable organizations. She composed over five hundred gospel songs, of which the tunes for “Blessed Assurance” and “Open the Gates of the Temple” are still popular today. Bert Polman Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: [O now I see the crimson wave]
Composer: Phoebe Palmer Knapp
Meter: with refrain
Incipit: 13531 61166 55321
Key: E♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain



Organ Solo

  • Sunday Morning Favorites Volume 2: For Solo Organ
    Composer/Editor Harold H. DeCou
    Published By: Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing, Inc. (1992) pp. 18
  • The Sunday Morning Organist Volume Four: Preludes, Offertories, and Postludes
    Composer/Editor Harold H. DeCou
    Published By: Singspiration Music, Inc. (1967) pp. 56

Piano Solo

  • All Strength & Wisdom Book II: Advanced Hymn Arrangements for the Church Pianist
    Composer/Editor Olivia Vaal Cresswell
    Published By: Secret Place Music (2011) pp. 21
  • Piano Preludes
    Composer/Editor Gina Y. Sprunger
    Published By: SoundForth (2006) pp. 32
  • Brighten the Corner
    Composer/Editor Rebecca Bonam
    Published By: SoundForth (1998) pp. 33
  • HymnNotes 4 Advanced Level: HN304
    Composer/Editors David G. Parker; Walter H. Hundt
    Published By: C & L Enterprises, Inc. (1996) pp. 22
  • HymnNotes Volume 4 Advanced Level: HN304
    Composer/Editor David G. Parker
    Published By: C & L Enterprises, Inc. (1996) pp. 22


Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #791
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (PDF, NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #890
Text: Cleansing Wave
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
Timeless Truths #1028
Text: The Cleansing Wave
  • The_Cleansing_Wave.pdf (PDF)


Instances (1 - 12 of 12)
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50 Favorites #41

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Celebremos Su Gloria #299


Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #791

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Himnario Adventista del Séptimo Día #579

Himnos de la Iglesia #191

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Rejoice Hymns #362


Revival Hymns and Choruses #300

Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #332


Small Church Music #2475

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Soul-stirring Songs and Hymns (Rev. ed.) #237

The Christian Life Hymnal #261


The Cyber Hymnal #890


Timeless Truths #1028

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