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Jesus sinners doth receive! Let the lost and sorrowing hear it

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1 Jesus sinners doth receive!
Let the lost and sorrowing hear it;
Though in sin and shame they grieve,
And Jehovah's anger merit,
Here's what can their woe relieve:
Jesus sinners doth receive.

2 No such mercy can we claim;
But our blessed Lord hath spoken;
He hath sworn by His great Name,
And His Word cannot be broken.
Heaven is open! O believe
Jesus sinners doth receive.

3 As the shepherd seeks to find
His lost sheep that from him strayeth,
So hath Christ each soul in mind,
And for its salvation prayeth;
Fain He'd have each wanderer live:
Jesus sinners doth receive.

4 Come, then, all by guilt oppressed,
Jesus calls, and He would make you
God's own children, pure and blest,
And to glory He would take you;
Think on this, and well believe
Jesus sinners doth receive.

5 In my grief I now draw near,
All my sinfullness confessing;
Saviour, my petition hear,
Grant me parden and Thy blessing;
Help, O help me to believe
Jesus sinners doth receive.

6 Cheered at thought of peace with God,
Darkness yields to hopeful brightness
Through the merit of Thy blood
Scarlet sins are turned to whiteness
As I say, and 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,
Me hath taken to His favor,
Opened heaven that I may live
With my Lord at home for ever;
And in death this joy I have:
Jesus sinners doth receive.

Source: Christian Hymns: for church, school and home, with music #182

Author: Erdmann Neumeister

Neumeister, Erdmann, son of Johann Neumeister, schoolmaster, organist, &c, at Uechteritz, near Weissenfels, was born at Uechteritz, May 12, 1671. He entered the University of Leipzig in 1689, graduated M.A. in 1695, and was then for some time University lecturer. In June 1697 he was appointed assistant pastor at Bibra, and in 1698 pastor there, and assistant superintendent of the Eckartsberg district. He was then, in 1704, called by Duke Johann Georg, to Weissenfels as tutor to his only daughter, and assistant court preacher, and shortly afterwards court preacher. After the death of this princess, Neumeister was invited by the Duke's sister (she had married Count Erdmann II. von Promnitz) to Sorau, where on New Year's Day, 1706, he entered… Go to person page >

Translator: Anonymous

In some hymnals, the editors noted that a hymn's author is unknown to them, and so this artificial "person" entry is used to reflect that fact. Obviously, the hymns attributed to "Author Unknown" "Unknown" or "Anonymous" could have been written by many people over a span of many centuries. Go to person page >

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First Line: Jesus sinners doth receive! Let the lost and sorrowing hear it
Author: Erdmann Neumeister
Translator: Anonymous
Language: English
Publication Date: 1898
Copyright: Public Domain



First published in Johann Crüger's Praxis Pietatis Melica (1653) without attribution, JESUS, MEINE ZUVERSICHT was credited to Crüger (PHH 42) in the 1668 edition of that hymnal. (The later isorhythmic RATISBON is related to this tune; see 34.) JESUS, MEINE ZUVERSICHT is named for its association w…

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