Nursery Rhymes

Create in me a Clean Heart

Create in me a Clean Heart Lyrics and Music

The illuminating words and lyrics of the revered hymn begin with "One thing I of the Lord desire, For all my path hath miry been" as the first line of the hymn. The words and lyrics of the "Create in me a Clean Heart" hymn were written by its Scottish author Walter Chalmers Smith. The author of the hymn, Walter Chalmers Smith, was born on December 5, 1824 and died on September 19, 1908. The uplifting music that accompanies the "Create in me a Clean Heart" song of praise was composed by Fred H. Byshe The composer of the music to the "Create in me a Clean Heart" hymn, Fred H. Byshe, was born on circa early 1800's and died on circa late 1800's. We have placed "Create in me a Clean Heart" in the category of Christian Songs. Enjoy the beautiful lyrics of this popular Christian song and traditional church hymn.

Create in me a Clean Heart Hymn
Title: Create in me a Clean Heart *** Name of Composer: Fred H. Byshe *** Name Author / Writer of Lyrics: Walter Chalmers Smith *** Hymns Category: Christian Songs

Author of the Lyrics
The author of the inspirational words of the "Create in me a Clean Heart" lyrics, Walter Chalmers Smith (December 5, 1824-September 19, 1908), was born in Aberdeen, Scotland and achieved fame as a pastor, scholar and hymn writer.

Create in me a Clean Heart Lyrics

One thing I of the Lord desire,
For all my path hath miry been,
Be it by water or by fire,
O make me clean, O make me clean.

Refrain

Wash me, Thou, without, within,
Or purge with fire, if that must be,
Anyhow, if only sin
Die out in me, die out, die out in me.

If clearer vision Thou impart,
Grateful and glad my soul shall be;
But yet to have a purer heart
Is more to me, is more to me.

Refrain

Yea, only as this heart is clean
May larger vision yet be mine,
For mirrored in its depths are seen
The things divine, the things divine.

Refrain

I watch to shun the miry way,
And stanch the springs of guilty thought,
But, watch and struggle as I may,
Pure I am not, pure I am not.

Refrain

Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the music that accompanies the words of "Create in me a Clean Heart", Fred H. Byshe (circa early 1800's-circa late 1800's), was born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada and became famous as a musician and composer.

Information about the Hymn
Title of Hymn: Create in me a Clean Heart
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): Walter Chalmers Smith (December 5, 1824 to September 19, 1908)
Nationality of Author: Scottish

Translator of the Hymn lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English

Name of Composer of Music: Fred H. Byshe (circa early 1800's to circa late 1800's)
Hymn Category: Christian Songs
First Line of Hymn: "One thing I of the Lord desire, For all my path hath miry been"
First Publication Date: 1865

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