Tell me what to do to be pure

Tell me what to do to be pure

Author: Samuel H. Hodges
Published in 5 hymnals

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TELL me what to do to be pure
In the sight of the all-seeing eyes;
Tell me, is there no thorough cure,
No escape from the sins I despise?
Tell me, can I never be free
From this terrible bondage within?
Is there no deliverance for me
From the thraldom of indwelling sin?

Refrain:
Whiter than the snow! Whiter than the snow!
Wash me in the blood of the Lamb,
And I shall be whiter than snow.

2 Will my Saviour only pass by,
Only show me how faulty I’ve been?
Will he not attend to my cry?
Can I not at this moment be clean?
Blessèd Lord, almighty to heal,
I know that thy power cannot fail;
Here and now I know, yes, I feel
The prayer of my heart does prevail.

3 Now I know to me thou wilt show
What before I never could see;
Now I know in me thou wilt dwell
And united to thee I shall be.
Surely now thy smile is on me,
Thy love to my heart is made known.
Now the face of God I shall see,
And his power in my life shall be shown.


Source: The Song Book of the Salvation Army #459

Author: Samuel H. Hodges

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First Line: Tell me what to do to be pure
Author: Samuel H. Hodges
Refrain First Line: Whiter than the snow

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The Song Book of the Salvation Army #459

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