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Make Me Clean

I have wandered in sin, and my soul is defiled

Author: Charles W. Naylor
Tune: [I have wandered in sin and my soul is defiled]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 I have wandered in sin, and my soul is defiled,
But I know Jesus died on the tree;
And the Father in mercy will make me His child,
For the blood, it will cleanse even me.

Make me clean, make me clean,
Though defiled and so sinful I am;
Make me clean, make me clean,
Make me clean in the blood of the Lamb.

2 Lord, I give up my sin, and I turn unto Thee,
From Thy love do not cast me away;
Though my guilt is so great, hear my heart’s earnest plea—
Have compassion, and save me today. [Refrain]

3 There’s no hope but in Thee; to Thy promise I flee,
There to anchor my storm-driven soul;
Let Thy favor and love be extended to me,
Through the all-cleansing blood make me whole. [Refrain]

4 How I loathe all the sins that have burdened my heart,
And have filled it with sadness and woe,
Now in Calvary’s stream bid uncleanness depart,
Make me whiter, yes, whiter than snow. [Refrain]

Source: Timeless Truths #267

Author: Charles W. Naylor

Naylor, Charles Wesley. (1874--1950). C. W. Naylor was born in southern Ohio and reared in Ohio and West Virginia by grandparents. At the age of nineteen he left the Methodist church for the Church of God. He worked for a while at the Gospel Trumpet Company in Grand Junction, Michigan and on some evangelistic tours. He was ordained in 1899 in Springfield, Ohio. He was first injured in 1908 in Florida while moving timbers from under a meeting tent. He suffered a dislocated kidney and other internal injuries. A year later he was in a bus accident that left him an invalid for the rest of his life. Naylor wrote eight books, many articles and pamphlets, many hymns and gospel songs, besides being a columnist in the Gospel Trumpet. --John W.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I have wandered in sin, and my soul is defiled
Title: Make Me Clean
Author: Charles W. Naylor
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Make me clean, make me clean
Copyright: Public Domain



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