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 & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


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.