His children shall have a place of refuge.@Proverbs 14:26

George P. R. Ew­ens, in the Sal­va­tion Ar­my’s War Cry, June 16, 1881. This song has pub­lished and adapt­ed ma­ny times, some­times giv­ing cre­dit to dif­fer­ent au­thors and com­po­sers.

Adapt­ed from Ed­ward E. Nick­er­son, High­way Hymns (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts, 1886), num­ber 20 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you want pardon, if you want peace,
If you want sorrow and sighing to cease,
Look up to Jesus who died on the tree
To purchase a full salvation.

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Living beneath the shade of the cross,
Counting the jewels of earth but dross,
Cleansed in the blood that flows from His side,
Enjoying a full salvation.

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If you want Jesus’ reign in your soul,
Plunge in the fountain and you shall be whole,
Washed in the blood of the crucified One,
Enjoying a full salvation.

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If you want boldness, join in the fight;
If you want purity, walk in the light;
If you want liberty, shout and be free,
Enjoying a full salvation.

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If you’d be holy, cling to the cross,
Counting earth’s riches as nothing but dross;
Down at His feet you’ll be cleansed and made free
Enjoying a full salvation.

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