32. When Sinners See Their Lost Condition

1 When sinners see their lost condition
And feel the pressing load of sin
And Jesus comes on his blest mission
To heal the sin-sick heart within,
All grief must flee before his grace,
And joy divine will take its place.

2 When Jesus enters meek and lowly
To fill the home with sweetest peace,
When hearts have felt his blessing holy
And found from sin complete release,
Then calm and joy within shall reign,
And hearts divided love again.

3 When Jesus enters land and nation
And changes people with his love,
When, yielding to his kind persuasion,
Our hearts his truth and blessing prove,
Then shall our life on earth be blest;
The peace of God on us shall rest.

4 When Jesus comes -- O blessed story --
He works a change in heart and life;
God's kingdom comes with pow'r and glory
To young and old, to man and wife.
Through sacrament and living Word
Faith, love, and hope are now conferred.

5 Oh, may he soon to ev'ry nation
Find entrance where he is unknown,
With life and light and free salvation,
That Satan's pow'r be overthrown,
And healing to all hearts may come
In heathen land and Christian home!

Text Information
First Line: When sinners see their lost condition
Title: When Sinners See Their Lost Condition
Author: Magnus B. Landstad
Translator: Oluf H. Smeby
Meter: 98 98 88
Language: English
Publication Date: 1993
Topic: Advent
Tune Information
Composer: Christian Möck, 1737-1818
Meter: 98 98 88
Key: G Major
Copyright: Setting: © 1993 Elfred Bloedel. Used by permission.

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