Have You Been To Jesus?

Have You Been To JesusOur family tends to fixate on a song for no obvious reason. We hum, sing, or whistle the song for hours or days on end. Sometime, I take time to think a bit more deeply than the surface of the words, to find their meaning, to find what the lyricist might have been thinking or imagining when those words or the tune were written, to find the Biblical basis for any particular hymn that might be stuck on repeat.

This particular song has been on repeat in Miss J’s brain for a couple of weeks. She couldn’t remember the first line of it when we were having a singing night last week so we were not able to sing it that night. She has asked her daddy to lead it next week when he is leading singing. She’s pretty excited about that because she has really taken a liking to the hymn.

Well, have you looked at the words of this hymn? They are really quite something. Deeply compelling to find what Jesus has to offer. And guess what? It is ours. Freely given. You have to go to Jesus but He will give you the washing of his blood. That’s really something. Have You Been To Jesus?

 

Have You Been To Jesus?

words & music: Elisha A. Hoffman (1898)

1 Have you been to Jesus for the cleansing power?
Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?
Are you fully trusting in His grace this hour?
Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?

Chorus:
Are you washed in the blood,
In the soul cleansing blood of the Lamb?
Are your garments spotless?
Are they white as snow?
Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?

2 Are you walking daily by the Savior’s side?
Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?
Do you rest each moment in the Crucified?
Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?
[Chorus]

3 When the Bridegroom cometh will your robes be white?
Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?
Will your soul be ready for the mansions bright,
And be washed in the blood of the Lamb?
[Chorus]

4 Lay aside the garments that are stained with sin,
And be washed in the blood of the Lamb;
There’s a fountain flowing for the soul unclean,
O be washed in the blood of the Lamb!
[Chorus]

 

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One thought on “Have You Been To Jesus?

  1. Annette Tinholt Vellenga May 13, 2016 at 1:01 pm Reply

    Always enjoy singing this one

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