Scripture Verse

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


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 & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

William Jones (1726–1800)
National Portrait Gallery



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.