Would you be free from your burden of sin (Power in the blood).
Would you be free from your burden of sin (Power in the blood). Lewis Edgar Jones* (1865-1936).
First published in Songs of Praise and Victory (Philadelphia, 1899), compiled by William J. Kirkpatrick* and Henry L. Gilmour (1836-1920), after Gilmour purchased the manuscript from the author. It appeared the same year in Gospel Praises (Philadelphia, 1899), compiled by Kirkpatrick, Gilmour, and J. L. Hall. According to correspondence provided by the author/composer near the end of his life, Jones noted: ‘I remember that “Power in the Blood” was written during a camp meeting at Mountain Lake Park, Maryland’ (Lillenas, 1950, pp. 37-38).
The four stanzas with refrain reiterate sixteen times...
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