The Cleansing Wave

O now I see the crimson wave

Author: Phoebe Palmer
Tune: [O now I see the crimson wave]
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1. Oh, now I see the crimson wave!
The fountain deep and wide;
Jesus, my Lord, mighty to save,
Points to His wounded side.

The cleansing stream I see, I see!
I plunge, and, oh, it cleanseth me!
Oh, praise the Lord, it cleanseth me!
It cleanseth me, yes, cleanseth me.

2. I see the new creation rise,
I hear the speaking blood;
It speaks, polluted nature dies,
Sinks ’neath the cleansing flood.

3. I rise to walk in Heav’n’s own light,
Above the world and sin,
With heart made pure and garments white,
And Christ enthroned within.

4. Amazing grace! ’tis Heav’n below
To feel the blood applied,
And Jesus, only Jesus know,
My Jesus crucified.

Source: 50 Favorites: and July 2013 index of supplement to Evening Light Songs #41

Author: Phoebe Palmer

Palmer, Phoebe, an American Methodist, b. 1807, and d. in 1874, wrote "Blessed Bible! how I love thee" (Holy Scriptures), and “O! when shall I sweep through the gates" (Heaven Anticipated). The latter is in I. D. Sankey's Sacred Songs and Solos, 1878. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O now I see the crimson wave
Title: The Cleansing Wave
Author: Phoebe Palmer
Meter: with refrain
Language: English
Refrain First Line: The cleansing stream, I see, I see!
Notes: Spanish translation: "La fuente veo carmesí" by Edgar L. Maxwell, See "Por fe contemplo redención" by H. C. Ball; Swahili translation: See "Wimbi la damu ya Yesu"
Copyright: Public Domain



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