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

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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 >

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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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