He Came to Save Sinners

He came to save sinners, the dear Son of God

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Tune: [He came to save sinners, the dear Son of God]
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Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 He came to save sinners, the dear Son of God,
To rescue the erring and lost,
And poured out His life-blood, a sin-cleansing flood,
Redeemed us at wonderful cost.

Chorus:
‘Twas not for the righteous the dear Savior came,
Enduring the cross, and despising the shame;
He came to save sinners,—O praise His dear name!—
Poor sinners like you and like me.

2 No sinner has ever yet wandered away
Beyond the great pale of God’s love;
No sin-stains so deep on a soul yet been found,
But Christ by His blood could remove. [Chorus]

3 He saves to the uttermost; fall at His feet,
All ye who are burdened with sin;
The work He begins He will surely complete,
And make you all holy within. [Chorus]

4 Was ever such love and such mercy displayed?
All sinners a welcome may find;
The gracious atonement the Savior has made
Avails for the whole of mankind. [Chorus]



Source: Sunday School and Revival: with Y.M.C.A. Supplement #6

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris

Lelia (Mrs. C.H.) Morris (1862-1929) was born in Pennsville, Morgan County, Ohio. When her family moved to Malta on the Muskingum River she and her sister and mother had a millinery shop in McConnelsville. She and her husband Charles H. Morris were active in the Methodist Episcopal Church and at the camp meetings in Sebring and Mt. Vernon. She wrote hymns as she did her housework. Although she became blind at age 52 she continued to write hymns on a 28-foot long blackboard that her family had built for her. She is said to have written 1000 texts and many tunes including "Sweeter as the years go by." Mary Louise VanDyke Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: He came to save sinners, the dear Son of God
Title: He Came to Save Sinners
Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Twas not for the righteous the dear Savior came
Publication Date: 1907
Copyright: Public Domain

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