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What though my joys and comfort die?
The Lord my savior liveth.
What though the darkness gather round?
Songs in the night he giveth.

(My Life Flows On In Endless Song)

I shall be whiter than snow

My heart has been sighing, O Jesus, for thee

Author: John O. Foster
Tune: [My heart has been sighing, O Jesus, for Thee]
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 My heart has been sighing, O Jesus, for Thee,
A conflict is raging within;
I long to be holy and perfectly free
From doubting and sorrow and sin.

Refrain:
Wash me today, wash me today,
And I shall be whiter than snow.
Wash me, Oh, wash me,
And I shall be whiter than snow.

2 The dross of my nature, oh, melt it away,
My soul’s ev’ry evil remove;
Oh, wash out the stains that may linger, I pray,
And clothe me with life from above. [Refrain]

3 Create in me, Savior, a heart truly whole,
Renew a right spirit within;
Reveal Thy great joy to my sorrowing soul,
And now let the cleansing begin. [Refrain]

4 I rest in Thy promise, I know it is mine,
Thy presence is with me I know;
In claiming Thy glorious fullness divine,
My soul is made whiter than snow. [Refrain]

Source: The Best of All: complete #0

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Author: John O. Foster

19th Century Currently, our only data on Foster is that he was a minister. --www.hymntime.com/tch/ Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: My heart has been sighing, O Jesus, for thee
Title: I shall be whiter than snow
Author: John O. Foster
Refrain First Line: Wash me today

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Our Praise in Song #166

Praise in Song #d98

Songs of Joy and Gladness No. 2 #d123

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The Best of All #0

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