Scripture Verse

Jesus put forth His hand, and touched him, saying…Be thou clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed. Matthew 8:3

Introduction

Words: Ma­ry F. Marsh, in Spir­it­u­al Songs for Gos­pel Meet­ings and the Sun­day School, ed­it­ed by Eli­sha A. Hoff­man & John H. Ten­ney (Cleve­land, Ohio: Sam­u­el Bark­er, 1878), num­ber 21.

Music: W. K. Wi­and (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Wi­and’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him or Marsh, would you ?

Lyrics

Touch and cleanse me, blessèd Savior,
I am weary of my sin;
I am longing for Thy favor,
Longing to be pure within;
Touch and cleanse me, blessèd Savior,
I am poor, and weak, and blind;
Grant me now Thy loving favor,
Let me now salvation find!
Touch and cleanse me, touch and cleanse me,
Listen to my feeble cry;
Touch and cleanse me, touch and cleanse me,
Jesus, save me, or I die.

Touch and cleanse me, blessèd Savior,
Humbly now my guilt I own;
Oh, bestow Thy pardoning favor!
Thu canst save me, Thou alone;
Thou dost cleanse me, blessèd Savior,
Light is streaming from above;
Now I feel Thy pardoning favor,
Oh, my soul is full of love.
Thou dost cleanse me, Thou dost cleanse me,
Thou hast heard my feeble cry;
Thou dost cleanse me, Thou dost cleanse me,
Glory be to God on high!