324. Jesus Sinners Doth Receive

1 Jesus sinners doth receive;
Oh, may all this saying ponder
Who in sin's delusions live
And from God and heaven wander!
Here is hope for all who grieve--
Jesus sinners doth receive.

2 We deserve but grief and shame,
Yet His words, rich grace revealing,
Pardon, peace, and life proclaim.
Here their ills have perfect healing
Who with humble hearts believe--
Jesus sinners doth receive.

3 Sheep that from the fold did stray
No true shepherd e'er forsaketh;
Weary souls that lost their way
Christ, the Shepherd, gently taketh
In His arms that they may live--
Jesus sinners doth receive.

4 Come, ye sinners, one and all,
Come, accept His invitation;
Come, obey His gracious call,
Come and take His free salvation!
Firmly in these words believe:
Jesus sinners doth receive.

5 I, a sinner, come to Thee
With a penitent confession;
Savior, mercy show to me
Grant for all my sins remission.
Let these words my soul relieve:
Jesus sinners doth receive.

6 Oh, how blest it is to know:
Were as scarlet my transgression,
It shall be as white as snow
By Thy blood and bitter Passion;
For these words I now believe:
Jesus sinners doth receive.

7 Now my conscience is at peace,
From the Law I stand acquitted;
Christ hath purchased my release
And my every sin remitted.
Naught remains my soul to grieve--
Jesus sinners doth receive.

8 Jesus sinners doth receive.
Also I have been forgiven;
And when I this earth must leave,
I shall find an open heaven.
Dying, still to Him I cleave--
Jesus sinners doth receive.

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: Jesus sinners doth receive
Title: Jesus Sinners Doth Receive
German Title: Jesus nimmt die Sünder an
Author: Erdmann Neumeister (1718)
Meter: 7.8.7.8.7.7.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1941
Scripture:
Topic: Confession and Absolution
Source: Tr. composite
Tune Information
Name: MEINEN JESUM LASS' ICH NICHT
Meter: 7.8.7.8.7.7.
Key: F Major
Source: "Neuverfertigtes Darmstädtisches Gesangbuch," Darmstadt, 1699



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