The Penitent's Plea

Jesus, Thou the Friend of sinners

Author: Allen Wilson (1897)
Tune: [Jesus, Thou the friend of sinners]
Published in 9 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Jesus, Thou the friend of sinners—
Humbly at Thy feet I bow;
From my load of guilt and sorrow,
Save me, Jesus, save me now.

Save me now, oh, Jesus save me!
Humbly at Thy feet I bow;
O take from me my guilt and sorrow;
Save me, Jesus, save me now.

2 I am poor and weak and empty;
Tempted oft, and full of sin;
With Thy blood once shed for sinners,
Wash me, Lord, and make me clean. [Refrain]

3 "Just as I am" now, dear Savior
Seek I pardon, rest and peace;
By Thy healing touch, dear Savior,
Make my love for Thee increase. [Refrain]

4 Hearing, I believed, repented;
Now confess Thy holy name;
To be buried in Thy likeness,
Cleansing all my guilt and shame. [Refrain]

5 Take me, Lord, and use me ever;
Let me work, and watch and pray;
Leading lost and ruined sinners,
To the straight and narrow way. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #12761

Author: Allen Wilson

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Text Information

First Line: Jesus, Thou the Friend of sinners
Title: The Penitent's Plea
Author: Allen Wilson (1897)
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Save me, now, O Jesus, save me!
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #12761
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The Cyber Hymnal #12761

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