Words: , in the Sal­va­tion Ar­my’s The War Cry, Feb­ru­a­ry 23, 1882.

Music: St. Ste­phen, , 1789.

It is the blood that washes white,
That makes me pure within,
That keeps the inward witness right,
That cleanses from all sin.

It is the blood that sweeps away
The power of Satan’s rod,
That shows the new and living way
That leads to Heav’n and God.

It is the blood that brings us nigh
To holiness and Heav’n,
The source of victory and joy,
God’s life for rebels giv’n.