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A Sinner Like Me

I was once far away from the Savior, And as vile as a sinner could be (Butler)

Author: Charles J. Butler
Tune: [I was once far away from the Savior] (Butler)
Published in 106 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 I was once far away from the Saviour,
And as vile as a sinner could be;
I wondered if Christ, the Redeemer,
Could save a poor sinner like me.

2 I wandered on in the darkness,
Not a ray of light could I see,
And the tho't filled my heart with sadness,
There's no help for a sinner like me.

3 And then in that dark, lonely hour,
A voice sweetly whispered to me,
Saying Christ, the Redeemer, has power
To save a poor sinner like me.

4 I listened, and lo! 'twas the Savior
Who was speaking so kindly to me;
I cried, I'm the chief of sinners,
Oh, save a poor sinner like me.

5 I then fully trusted in Jesus,
And, oh, what a joy came to me!
My heart was filled with his praises,
For saving a sinner like me.

6 No longer in darkness I'm walking,
For the light is now shining on me,
And now unto others I'm telling
How he saved a poor sinner like me.

7 And when life's journey is over,
And I the dear Saviour shall see,
I'll praise him for ever and ever,
For saving a sinner like me.

Source: Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #102

Author: Charles J. Butler

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Text Information

First Line: I was once far away from the Savior, And as vile as a sinner could be (Butler)
Title: A Sinner Like Me
Author: Charles J. Butler
Refrain First Line: I wandered on in the darkness



The Cyber Hymnal #7858
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