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473. Jesus Sinners Doth Receive

1 "Jesus sinners doth receive:"
word of surest consolation;
word all sorrow to relieve,
word of pardon, peace, salvation!
Naught like this can comfort give:
"Jesus sinners doth receive."

2 On God's grace we have no claim,
yet to us his pledge is given;
he hath sworn by his own name,
open are the gates of heaven.
Take to heart this word and live:
"Jesus sinners doth receive."

3 When a helpless lamb doth stray,
after it, the Shepherd, pressing
thro' each dark and dang'rous way,
brings it back, his own possessing.
Jesus seeks thee, O believe:
"Jesus sinners doth receive."

4 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."

5 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."

Text Information
First Line: Jesus sinners doth receive
Title: Jesus Sinners Doth Receive
Author: Erdmann Neumeister (1718; Trans. composite)
Language: English
Publication Date: 1990
Topic: The Way of Salvation: The Free Offer of the Gospel; Christ: Love and Grace of; Christ: Shepherd (1 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: Johann Crüger (1653; arr.)
Key: B♭ Major
Source: Arr.

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