Scripture Verse

Arise, and be baptized, and wash away thy sins, calling on the name of the Lord. Acts 22:16


Words: Will­iam Les­lie, in Re­demp­tion Hymns (Lon­don: Pick­er­ing & In­glis, prob­ab­ly ear­ly 20th Cen­tu­ry), num­ber 925.

Music: James M. Bon­nar (🔊 pdf nwc).

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


From Jesus’ lips we hear the call,
In tones of tenderness to all,
Ye burdened sinners, come to Me,
Though heavy laden you may be.


He’ll wash your sins away,
He’ll wash your sins away,
The blood of Christ, the bleeding Lamb,
Will wash your sins away.

He would not have one sinner lost,
For well He knows what pardon cost;
O seek His mercy while you may,
And Christ will wash your sins away.


Too long you have remained in sin,
Forsake it, hate it—now begin;
Tho’ Satan long has held the sway,
Yet Christ can wash your sins away.


And some have erred and turned aside,
And, Peter-like their Lord denied;
To such He calls in love today,
And seeks to wash your sins away.