091-Nívea Luz

"...lava-me, e ficarei mais branco do que a neve".
(Salmos 51:7)


Letra: James L. Nicholson, 1872
Música: William G. Fischer
Tradução: Justus Henry Nelson (J.H.N.)

NÍVEA LUZ
WHITER THAN SNOW

 

 

1
Jesus, eu almejo a pureza do céu,
Tua linda presença no coração meu
Os ídolos quebro, me toma Jesus;
Ó dá-me a pureza da nívea luz.

 

 

Coro
Nívea luz,
a nívea luz,
Ó dá-me a pureza
da nívea luz.

 

 

 

2
Jesus, me acode enquanto lidar,
A colocar tudo no santo altar;
A Ti me entrego; nas chamas me pus;
Ó dá-me a pureza da nívea luz!

 

 

 

 

 

3
Jesus, com instância, humilde, roguei
Que o sangue perfeito pureza me dê;
Me lava na fonte aberta na cruz
Ó dá-me a pureza da nívea luz!

 

 

 

 

4
Jesus, neste instante, espero a mão
Que há de criar-me o bom coração;
Aqueles que o Espírito pedem de Deus,
Dás sempre a pureza da nívea luz!

1
Lord Jesus, I long
to be perfectly whole;
I want Thee forever
to live in my soul.
Break down every idol,
cast out every foe;
Now wash me, and I
shall be whiter than snow.

Refrain
Whiter than snow,
yes, whiter than snow.
Now wash me, and I
shall be whiter than snow.


2
Lord Jesus, let nothing

unholy remain,
Apply Thine own blood
and extract ev’ry stain;
To get this blest cleansing,
I all things forego—
Now wash me, and I
shall be whiter than snow.

3
Lord Jesus, look down
from Thy throne in the skies,
And help me to make
a complete sacrifice.
I give up myself,
and whatever I know,
Now wash me, and I
shall be whiter than snow.

4
Lord Jesus, for this
I most humbly entreat,
I wait, blessed Lord,
at Thy crucified feet.
By faith, for my cleansing,
I see Thy blood flow,
Now wash me, and I
shall be whiter than snow.

5
Lord Jesus, Thou seest
I patiently wait,
Come now, and within me
a new heart create;
To those who have sought Thee,
Thou never saidst “No,”
Now wash me, and I
shall be whiter than snow.

6
The blessing by faith,
I receive from above;
O glory! my soul
is made perfect in love;
My prayer has prevailed,
and this moment I know,
The blood is applied,
I am whiter than snow.