Whiter Than Snow

Words by James Nicholson Music by Wm. G. Fisher

"Lord Jesus, I long to be perfectly whole;
I want Thee forever to live in my soul.”




“In the spring of 1893,”relates the Rev. Mr. Bradley, a Methodist minister in Utah,”a lady who had come from Ireland as a Mormon immigrant several years before was brought under very pungent conviction of sin, which lasted for several days. She attended our services several times, but seemed to get no relief. On the following Monday morning, while she was about her work as usual, the burden had become almost unbearable. As she worked she began to sing, ' Lord Jesus, I long to be perfectly whole;' and when she came to the closing words, 'To those who sought Thee, Thou never saidst No,' a feeling came over her like a flash, she says, that He would not say ' No' to her. From that moment the burden was lifted and she was filled with joy."

Mr. Fischer, the composer, was a resident of Philadelphia, and in 1876 was the leader of the Moody and Sankey choir in the great building at Thirteenth and Market streets, in that city.