Scripture Verse

Without the shedding of blood there is no remission of sin. Hebrews 9:22

Introduction

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Robert Lowry
(1826–1899)

Words & Mu­sic: Ro­bert Low­ry, Gos­pel Mu­sic (New York: Big­low & Main, 1876), num­ber 7 (🔊 pdf nwc). Orig­in­al first line: What can wash away my stain?

This ve­ry sim­ple hymn was first in­tro­duced at a camp meet­ing in Ocean Grove [New Jer­sey], where it im­me­di­ate­ly took pos­ses­sion of the peo­ple. It has been found ve­ry use­ful in in­qui­ry and pray­er-meet­ings.

Sankey, p. 333

Lyrics

What can wash away my sin?
Nothing but the blood of Jesus;
What can make me whole again?
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

Refrain

Oh! precious is the flow
That makes me white as snow;
No other fount I know,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

For my pardon, this I see,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus;
For my cleansing this my plea,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

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Nothing can for sin atone,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus;
Naught of good that I have done,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

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This is all my hope and peace,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus;
This is all my righteousness,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

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Now by this I’ll overcome—
Nothing but the blood of Jesus,
Now by this I’ll reach my home—
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

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Glory! Glory! This I sing—
Nothing but the blood of Jesus,
All my praise for this I bring—
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

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