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192. I Shall Be Whiter than Snow

1 Lord Jesus, I long to be perfectly whole;
I want Thee forever to live in my soul;
Break down every idol, cast out every foe—
Now wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

Refrain:
Whiter than snow, yes, whiter than snow,
Now wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

2 Lord Jesus, let nothing unholy remain,
Apply Thine own blood and extract every stain;
To get this blest cleansing, I all things forego—
Now wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. [Refrain]

3 Lord Jesus, look down from Thy throne in the skies,
And help me to make a complete sacrifice;
I give up myself, and whatever I know—
Now wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. [Refrain]

4 Lord Jesus, for this I most humbly entreat,
I wait, blessed Lord, at Thy crucified feet,
By faith for my cleansing, I see thy blood flow—
Now wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. [Refrain]

5 Lord Jesus, Thou seest I patiently wait;
Come now and within me a new heart create;
To those who have sought Thee Thou never said’st “No”—
Now wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. [Refrain]

6 The blessing by faith, I receive from above;
Oh, glory! my soul is made perfect in love;
My prayer has prevailed, and this moment I know,
The blood is applied, I am whiter than snow. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Lord Jesus, I long to be perfectly whole
Title: I Shall Be Whiter than Snow
Author: James L. Nicholson (1872)
Meter: 11.11.11.11 R
Scripture: Psalm 51:7
Topic: Altar Service
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/I_Shall_Be_Whiter_than_Snow); Whiter than Sn
Refrain First Line: Whiter than snow, yes, whiter than snow
Tune Information
Name: [Lord Jesus, I long to be perfectly whole]
Composer: William G. Fischer (1911)
Meter: 11.11.11.11 R
Key: A Major
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/I_Shall_Be_Whiter_than_Snow); Faith Publishing House, Evening Light Songs, 1949, edited 1987 (296); Whiter than Sn



Media
MIDI file: I_Shall_Be_Whiter_than_Snow.mid
(http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/I_Shall_Be_Whiter_than_Snow)
More media are available on the text authority and tune authority pages.




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