Scripture Verse

Though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow. Isaiah 1:18

Introduction

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Eliza E. Hewitt (1851–1920)

Words: Eli­za E. Hew­itt, 1905.

Music: Will­iam J. Kirk­pat­rick (🔊 pdf nwc).

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William J. Kirkpatrick (1838–1921)

Lyrics

Turn a new leaf for me, Fa­ther, I pray;
This one is blotted, O take it away;
Cleanse all its stains in the blood of the cross;
Let me in Je­sus find gain for my loss.

Refrain

Turn a new leaf for me, Fa­ther, I pray;
Turn a new leaf in my life-book today;
Pardon me graciously,
Deal with me wondrously,
Turn a new leaf in my life-book today.

Turn a new leaf for me, spotless and white;
Hold Thou my hand as Thy bidding I write;
Teach me with patience that ne­ver shall tire,
Let Thine own Spir­it the record inspire.

Refrain

Turn a new leaf for me; then, line by line,
Help me to copy the pattern divine;
O that Thine eye some resemblance might see
To the sweet lessons inscribed there for me.

Refrain

Turn a new leaf for me, Fa­ther above;
Place there new proofs of Thy mercy and love;
Then shall this page of my life-book be bright,
Judged by the test of eternity’s light.

Refrain