Scripture Verse

The blood of Jesus Christ…cleanseth us from all sin. 1 John 1:7

Introduction

Words: Will­iam J. Pear­son, in the Sal­va­tion Ar­my’s War Cry, Feb­ru­ary 23, 1882.

Music: St. Ste­phen Will­iam Jones, 1789 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Pear­son (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

portrait
William Jones
(1726–1800)
© National Portrait Gallery

Lyrics

It is the blood that washes white,
That makes me pure within,
That keeps the inward witness right,
That cleanses from all sin.

It is the blood that sweeps away
The power of Satan’s rod,
That shows the new and living way
That leads to Heav’n and God.

It is the blood that brings us nigh
To holiness and Heav’n,
The source of victory and joy,
God’s life for rebels giv’n.