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Whiter than Snow

Words by James L. Nicholson (c. 1828-1876), 1872
Tune: FISCHER by William G. Fischer (1835-1912), 1872
Key signature: A flat major (4 flats)
Time signature: 3/4
Meter: with Refrain
1. Lord Jesus, I long to be perfectly whole; I want Thee forever to live in my soul; Break down ev’ry idol, cast out ev’ry foe; Now wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
Refrain: Whiter than snow, yes, whiter than snow— Now wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
2. 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,
3. Lord Jesus, for this I most humbly entreat, I wait, blessed Lord, at Thy crucified feet, By faith for my cleansing, I see Thy blood flow,
4. Lord Jesus, Thou seest I patiently wait; Come now and within me a new heart create; To those who have sought Thee Thou never said’st “No:”