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.

Invercargill, New Zealand

10/10 nice song

Lilo Xu

Auckland, New Zealand

the precious blood of the Lord speaks better things, to God on behalf of us!!! oh Praise the Lord for His precious blood, for this cleansing stream !!


Lagos, Nigeria

Oh! Lord, Jesus: Amen! Lord I thank you for your death on the Cross. Thank you for your blood. May we daily plunge into the pool of this your precious, saving and cleansing blood. Hallelujah!!!

Joan R. Kelly

Ocala, FL, United States

O Lord. Amen,. Hallelujah He is bringing us into Glory and preparing His Bride. We want to be among the hundred and forty-four thousand!


Palm Bay, FL, United States

The blood of Jesus Christ still have power to cleanse us from all unrighteousness... what a wonderful gift... the blood of Jesus.

Philemon Kubo

Lae, Morobe, Papua New Guinea

Jesus, my Lord, mighty to save,

Points to His wounded side.

I plunge, and O it cleanseth me!

O praise the Lord it cleanseth me!

I'm blessed. what a great hymn.

Mallory J Meade

Austin, TX, United States

The cleansing stream I see, I see!

Eric Chong

San Francisco, CA, United States

I hear the speaking blood, I see the cleansing stream! O praise the Lord!

Tim Ou

Austin, Texas, United States

The cleansing stream, I see! And it cleanses me.

Steve Miller

Detroit, Michigan, United States

Phoebe Palmer was born in New York State. Her husband, Dr. Walter Palmer, was a prominent New York physician. Dr. and Mrs. Palmer traveled extensively, preaching on the experience of holiness that was God's gift of love to born-again believers. They spent several years in Great Britain, and had great success. Mrs. Palmer wrote a book on sanctification, "Entire Devotion to God". It has been reprinted by Schmul Pulblishers, rare reprint specialists. In her book, Mrs. Palmer says: "I would rather be a man than an angel, because men can do what angels could never do. The angel could only tell Cornelius to send for Peter. .. But Christ took not on Him the fashion of angels, but he took on Himself the fashion as a man. But has His image forever faded away from the earth? No, He has left His image: His representatives. For as He was, so are we in this world. And now He says to His once-rebellious people: 'I will put My Spirit within you, and I will walk in you, and I will dwell in you.' (2Cor 6:16). Oh, yes, if the Lord will, for a few short years, I would rather do the will of God on earth than to exchange places with Gabriel."

Mrs. Palmer not only wrote about the experience of holiness, she enjoyed it to her last moments. Her husband gave this account of his wife's last illness. "On one occasion she said, 'I am fully saved. Hallelujah to God and to the Lamb. I am within speaking distance of my home in paradise.' When blindness came, and she could not see, she said:'Jesus was left alone in His last agony.' When we read the promises of God to her, she said: 'Put my name on those promises.' And after that the promises of God were read with the name of Phoebe Palmer on them.

"Again she said: 'Hallelujah! Precious! I am passing through the valley, without the shadow. Oh, how I should like to go. But Thy will be done. I thought that before this the light of eternal day would dawn on me.' Her daughter, Phoebe Palmer Knapp (who wrote the music for this hymn) asked: 'Do you see me, Mama?' Her reply was, ,'I see no one but Jesus, but I shall soon see the King in His beauty. Glory be to the Father! Glory be to the Son! Glory to the Holy Ghost!' When we bathed her fevered hands, she said 'I shall soon bathe my hands in the life-giving waters.' Just before she passed away, she said, 'I thought I saw the chariot, so glorious. O, death, where is thy sting? O grave where is thy victory? Thanks be to God who gives us the victory, through our Lord Jesus Christ.' Her husband kissed her, and she was gone to be with her Savior forever."

Phoebe Palmer's daughter, Phoebe Palmer Knapp, also wrote the music to that beloved hymn, 'Blessed Assurance'. - Hymn Stories by Wilbur Konkel


In the original, stanza 1 says "crimson wave" instead of "cleansing wave". This is a change in many hymnals.


The original stanza 2 says:

2. I see the new creation rise,

I hear the speaking blood;

It speaks, polluted nature dies,

Sinks ’neath the cleansing flood.


The original stanza 3 says "Heav'n's own light" instead of "God's own light" and says "heart made pure" instead of "heart renewed".


There is a 4th stanza:

4. Amazing grace! ’tis Heav’n below

To feel the blood applied,

And Jesus, only Jesus know,

My Jesus crucified.