Once a Leper

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1 Once a leper came to Jesus,
full of sores and sin and shame,
Seeking cleansing, seeking healing,
trusting in His pow'r he came;
"If Thou wilt," he said to Jesus,
"Thou, I know, canst make me clean,"
And the Saviour reached and touched him,
saying, "I will, be thou clean."

'Tis My will, O be thou clean,
'Tis My will, O be thou clean;
I have come to heal and bless thee,
Come to bear thy sin and pain,
Come to bring thee full salvation,
'Tis My will, O be thou clean.

2 So 'twill be with you, O sinner,
tho' a wretch so vile you be;
If you'll come right on to Jesus,
His salvation you shall see;
By His pow'r and blood He'll cleanse you,
taking all your guilt away.
Do you not desire this cleansing?
Look to Jesus, then, today. [Refrain]

3 So with you and me, my brother,
if uncleanness dwell within,
Jesus' blood not only covers
but it washes out all sin;
And His Spirit's pow'r will keep us,
'tis His will that it be so
He has died to sanctify us,
this the Bible makes us know. [Refrain]

4 If you bring Him your diseases
as this leper did of yore,
He will touch you with His power,
giving you a perfect cure;
Do not falter, come and ask Him,
He will surely heed your cry,
Come and cast your burden on Him
even while He is so nigh. [Refrain]

Source: His Fullness Songs #434

Author: Charles Price Jones

Charles Price Jones born December 9, 1865, near Rome, Georgia. He grew up in Kingston, Georgia, and attended the Baptist church. He was converted in 1884 while living in Cat Island, Arkansas. In 1885 he was called to the ministry and began preaching. In 1888 he attended Arkansas Baptist College and taught school in Grant County, Arkansas. He preached and pastored several Baptist churches. After asking God for a deeper experience of grace and fasting and praying for three days, Jones experienced a closeness with God, and in 1895, along with other Baptist holiness adherents, who taught that a second work of grace can cleanse the Christian of original sin. They started a holiness movement in the Baptist church, and he began teaching holiness i… Go to person page >

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First Line: Once a leper came to Jesus
Title: Once a Leper
Author: Charles Price Jones
Language: English
Refrain First Line: 'Tis My will O be thou clean
Copyright: Public Domain


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