Wash Me

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In John 13 we see a powerful demonstration of what it meant for Jesus to be a servant leader. As he approached Peter to wash His feet (a task normally reserved for a servant, not an esteemed teacher), Peter was understandably uncomforable. Like in Luke 5:8 when Peter told Jesus "away from me, Lord, I am a sinful man!", he felt unworthy to be in the presence of his Lord. But after Jesus told Peter "unless I wash you, you have no part with me", in characteristic Peter form, he asked for Jesus to wash not only his feet but his hands and head as well. This song adds the heart as a third thing we desire to be washed by our Lord. Note that the original text of the third verse has been altered to make it easier to understand.


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Verse 1:
For ever here my rest will be,
Close to Your wounded side;
This all my hope and all my plea -
For me the Savior died.

Oh wash me, and make me Your own,
My Redeemer, King, You are.
Oh wash me, not my feet alone:
My hands, my head, my heart.

Verse 2:
My dying Savior and my God,
Fountain for guilt and sin,
Sprinkle me ever with Your blood,
And cleanse and keep me clean.

Verse 3:
The atonement of Your blood apply,
'Till faith turns into sight;
'Till hope, in glory, is fulfilled,
And all my soul be love.

Words by Charles Wesley (1707-88). Music by David L. Ward.
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