Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be white as snow.@Isaiah 1:18
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Fan­ny Cros­by (1820–1915)

El­vi­na M. Hall, 1865, and Fan­ny Cros­by, in Bright Jew­els, ed­it­ed by Ro­bert Low­ry (New York: Big­low & Main, 1869), page 139.

John T. Grape, 1865, and Asa Hull, 1869 (🔊 pdf nwc).

The on­ly orig­in­al parts of this song are the three verses by Fan­ny Cros­by. The mu­sic is vir­tu­al­ly the same as Je­sus Paid it All, by El­vina Hall and John Grape, pub­lished in 1865; the words to the re­frain are iden­ti­cal in the two ver­sions. How­ev­er, Bright Jew­els cred­its on­ly Cros­by and Hull, not men­tion­ing Hall or Grape.

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Asa Hull (1828–1907)

Redeeming work is done;
The debt of sin is paid;
The precious Lamb of God,
My sacrifice is made.

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Jesus paid it all;
All to Him I owe!
Sin had left a crimson stain;
He washed it white as snow.

I’ll bow at Jesus’ feet,
And plead His grace so free;
I’ll wash me in His blood,
That blood was shed for me.

Refrain

Yes, Jesus paid it all,
To Him the glory be;
His love my pardon speaks,
And grace has set me free.

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