Scripture Verse

Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. Psalm 51:7

Introduction

Words & Mu­sic: Frank A. Simp­kins, in The Gos­pel Hym­nal, ed­it­ed by Ed­win O. Ex­cell (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio: Jen­nings & Pye, 1899), num­ber 132 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lyrics

Lead me, O my Savior, lead me,
To the fountain’s crystal flow;
Wash me, O my Savior, wash me,
Make (O make) me white as snow.
Whiter than the snow,
Whiter than the snow,
Wash me, O my Savior, wash me,
Make (O make) me white as snow.

Guide me, O my Savior, guide me,
For I know not where to go;
Guide me to the crystal fountain,
Make (O make) me white as snow.
Whiter than the snow,
Whiter than the snow,
Guide me to the crystal fountain,
Make (O make) me white as snow.

Teach me, O my Savior, teach me,
More Thy love to others show;
Teach me how to better serve Thee,
Make (O make) me white as snow.
Whiter than the snow,
Whiter than the snow,
Teach me how to better serve Thee,
Make (O make) me white as snow.

Keep me, O my Savior, keep me,
From temptation here below;
Keep me, O my Savior, keep me,
Keep (O keep) me white as snow.
Whiter than the snow,
Whiter than the snow,
Keep me, O my Savior, keep me,
Keep (O keep) me white as snow.