O now I see the cleansing wave

O now I see the cleansing 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 O it cleanseth me!
O praise the Lord it cleanseth me!
  It cleanseth me, yes, cleanseth me.
I see the dear Redeemer raised,
  I hear the speaking blood;
It speaks! My spirit is amazed!
  And quickened by its flood.
I rise to walk in God’s own light
  Above the world and sin,
With heart renewed and garments white
  And Christ enthroned within.

Pretoria, South Africa

The cleansing stream I see, I see;

I plunge, and O it cleanseth me!

O PRAISE THE LORD! it cleanses me!

It cleanseth me, yes cleanseth me.

I have recently struggled a bit with desires for the temporary things of this world like fame, and I am not sure if the Lord was having the first place in my heart. Oh Lord Jesus.

But by His Word (John17:17) and by His blood and by realizing Christ dwells now in my spirit (He is enthroned there), I feel refreshed, full of joy and faith and in fellowship with the Lord again. Jesus is so much more beautiful than this world. Lord Jesus I love You!

May our eyes all be opened to see. Alleluia!


New York, NY, United States

I must completely agree with the first comment; for the enemy has truly blinded the people of the world; therefore allowing them to miss the greatest vision of grace. I am so glad, that by the grace of the ever loving Father, that mine eyes were open wide to see that cleansing stream. It bids me come; so I plunged right in and now I really see how marvelous that cleansing stream was. Alleluia for Gods Grace is everlasting.

Frank Pytel

Chicago, Illinois, United States

The writer of this hymn repeatedly uses the word "see", yet the enemy of God blinds the eyes. What a mercy it is to "see"! Since I "see", I love to share the light of the gospel with others that they may "see" the wonderful cleansing that the blood of Jesus brings! I remember one time I was in a gathering of believers to sing and read the Word of God. After we had finished I went to talk to a couple who sat in the back, and they told me they really liked everything. Yet the husband said he couldn't be the same as us because God wouldn't accept him. I told him about the saving blood of Jesus, and at that moment he saw that he could be forgiven, cleansed, and accepted by God. What a wonderful freedom the blood of Jesus brings when our eyes are opened! "The cleansing stream I see, I see!"