Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.@Psalm 51:7
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William G. Fischer (1835–1912)

James L. Ni­chol­son, in Joy­ful Songs No. 4 (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Me­thod­ist Epis­co­pal Book Room, 1872).

Will­iam G. Fis­cher (🔊 pdf nwc).

In the spring of 1893, re­lates the Rev. Mr. Brad­ley, a Me­thod­ist min­is­ter in Utah, a la­dy who had come from Ire­land as a Mor­mon im­mi­grant sev­er­al years be­fore was brought un­der ve­ry pun­gent con­vic­tion of sin, which last­ed for sev­er­al days. She at­tend­ed our ser­vic­es sev­er­al times, but seemed to get no re­lief.

On the fo­llow­ing Mon­day morn­ing, while she was about her work as us­u­al, the bur­den had be­come al­most un­bear­a­ble. As she worked she be­gan to sing, Lord Je­sus, I long to be per­fect­ly whole; and when she came to the clos­ing words, To those who sought Thee, Thou ne­ver saidst No, a feel­ing came ov­er her like a flash, she says, that He would not say No to her.

From that mo­ment the bur­den was lift­ed and she was filled with joy.

Sankey, p. 306

Lord Jesus, I long to be perfectly whole;
I want Thee forever to live in my soul.
Break down every idol, cast out every foe;
Now wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

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Whiter than snow, yes, whiter than snow.
Now wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

Lord Jesus, let nothing unholy remain,
Apply Thine own blood and extract every stain;
To get this blest cleansing, I all things forego—
Now wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

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Lord Jesus, look down from Thy throne in the skies,
And help me to make a complete sacrifice.
I give up myself, and whatever I know,
Now wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

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Lord Jesus, for this I most humbly entreat,
I wait, blessèd Lord, at Thy crucified feet.
By faith, for my cleansing, I see Thy blood flow,
Now wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

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Lord Jesus, Thou seest I patiently wait,
Come now, and within me a new heart create;
To those who have sought Thee, Thou never saidst No,
Now wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

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The blessing by faith, I receive from above;
O glory! my soul is made perfect in love;
My prayer has prevailed, and this moment I know,
The blood is applied, I am whiter than snow.

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