Author: J. Wilbur Chapman Meter: 220.127.116.11 D Appears in 70 hymnals Scripture: Matthew 11:19 Refrain First Line: Hallelujah! what a Savior! Lyrics: 1 Jesus! what a Friend for sinners!
Jesus! lover of my soul;
friends may fail me, foes assail me,
he, my Savior, makes me whole.
Hallelujah! what a Savior!
Hallelujah, what a Friend!
Saving, helping, keeping, loving,
he is with me to the end.
2 Jesus! what a strength in weakness!
Let me hide myself in him;
tempted, tried, and sometimes failing,
he, my strength, my vict'ry wins. [Refrain]
3 Jesus! what a help in sorrow!
While the billows o'er me roll,
even when my heart is breaking,
he, my comfort, helps my soul. [Refrain]
4 Jesus! what a guide and keeper!
While the tempest still is high,
storms about me, night o'ertakes me,
he, my pilot, hears my cry. [Refrain]
5 Jesus! I do now receive him,
more than all in him I find;
he hath granted me forgiveness,
I am his, and he is mine. [Refrain]
Topics: Christ Comforter; Christ Friend; Christ Praise of; Christ Refuge Used With Tune: HYFRYDOL
Jesus! What a Friend for Sinners!