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Dear Jesus, I Long to Be Perfectly Whole

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1 Lord Jesus, I long to be perfectly whole;
I want Thee forever to ransom my soul.
Break down ev'ry idol, cast out ev'ry foe:
Now wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

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

2 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.

3 Lord Jesus, Thou knowest I patiently wait;
Come now, and within me a new heart create.
To those who have sought Thee, Thou never said "No:"
Now wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

Source: Baptist Hymnal 2008 #464

Author: James Nicholson

Nicholson, James, an American Methodist minister, is the author of (1) "Dear [Lord] Jesus I long to be perfectly whole" (Holiness desired); and (2) "There's a beautiful land on high " (Heaven), both of which are in I. D. Sankey's Sacred Songs and Solos, 1878. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)  Go to person page >

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First Line: Dear Jesus, I long to be perfectly whole
Title: Dear Jesus, I Long to Be Perfectly Whole
Author: James Nicholson (1872)
Meter: 11.11.11.11 with refrain
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Whiter than snow; yes, whiter than snow
Copyright: Public Domain

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