Listen to the early beginner piano arrangement of What Can Wash Away My Sin?
Watch a performance of the arrangement below.
Robert Lowry (March 12, 1826 – November 25, 1899) was an American professor of literature, a Baptist minister and composer of gospel hymns, including What Can Wash Away My Sin. He was responsible for around 500 compositions, including Nothing But the Blood, Low in the Grave He Lay (words and music), Shall We Gather At The River?, and How Can I Keep From Singing?
Despite his success as a hymn writer, it was as a preacher that Lowry would have preferred to be recognized. He once stated: “Music, with me has been a side issue… I would rather preach a gospel sermon to an appreciative audience than write a hymn. I have always looked upon myself as a preacher and felt a sort of depreciation when I began to be known more as a composer.”
* This hymn arrangement is also available in our books: