Scripture Verse

Wash me thoroughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin. Psalm 51:2

Introduction

Words: An­on­y­mous, ar­ranged in Bright­est and Best, ed­it­ed by Ro­bert Low­ry & How­ard Doane (New York & Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Big­low & Main, 1875), page 65.

Music: Red Oak W. How­ard Doane, 1875 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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W. Howard Doane
(1832–1915)

Lyrics

Heavy laden, sick with sin,
Foes without, and foes within,
Lo! I come on bended knee,
Lamb of God, O hear Thou me.
Only Thou canst heal my woe,
Only Thou my grief dost know;
Thou didst die on Calvary,
Lamb of God, O pity me.

All my soul with guilt is dyed,
Thou for me wast crucified;
By Thy precious blood so free,
Lamb of God, O pardon me;
Savior, own me now and bless,
Clothe me in Thy righteousness;
Hear, O hear my prayer to Thee,
Lamb of God, O save Thou me.