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James Edwin Orr died April 22, 1987 at Ridgecrest, North Carolina.

He was in a service where Paul W. Finch preached and thus was at least exposed to holiness (told this personally by PWF).  Though born in Ireland Orr became an or­dained an Amer­i­can Bap­tist min­is­ter.  He attended several schools, earning from Ox­ford a PhD.

He is best remembered by his song “Search Me O God” (w.1936):

Search me, O God,
And know my heart today;
Try me, O Savior,
Know my thoughts, I pray.
See if there be
Some wicked way in me;
Cleanse me from every sin
And set me free.

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