Scripture Verse

The precious blood of Christ. 1 Peter 1:19


Frances R. Havergal (1836–1879)

Words: Fran­ces R. Ha­ver­gal, September 1874. She wrote the words at Or­mont Des­sons, Swit­zer­land, and they were pub­lished in Life Chords, 1880.

Music: Clyde Ar­thur S. Sul­li­van (1842–1900) (🔊 pdf nwc).

Arthur S. Sullivan (1842–1900)


Precious, precious blood of Je­sus,
Shed on Cal­va­ry,
Shed for rebels, shed for sinners,
Shed for me.

Precious blood, that hath redeemed us!
All the price is paid;
Perfect pardon now is offered,
Peace is made.

Precious, precious blood of Je­sus,
Let it make thee whole;
Let it flow in mighty cleansing
O’er thy soul.

Though thy sins are red like crimson,
Deep in scarlet glow,
Jesus’ precious blood can make them
White as snow.

Precious, precious blood of Je­sus,
Ever flowing free!
O believe it, O receive it,
’Tis for thee.