My Savior sinners doth receive

My Savior sinners doth receive

Author: Leopold Franz Friedrich Lehr; Translator: Anna Hoppe
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1 My Savior sinners doth receive
Who find no rest and no salvation,
To whom no man can comfort give,
So great their guilt and condemnation;
For whom the world is all too small,
Their sins both them and God appal;
With whom the Law itself hath broken,
On whom its judgment hath been spoken,--
To them the Gospel hope doth give:
My Savior sinners doth receive.
My Savior sinners doth receive.

2 A love more deep than mother-love,
With which His heart was overflowing,
Drew Him on earth from heav’n above,
On sinners boundless grace bestowing.
He in their stead a curse became,
He bore the cross with all its shame;
Bro't full atonement by His suff'ring,
Gave up His life for them an off'ring.
This comfort doth the Gospel give:
My Savior sinners doth receive.
My Savior sinners doth receive.

3 His loving bosom still remains
A haven for the heavy-laden;
Christ frees them from their guilty stains,
Their burdened hearts doth ease and gladden.
He casts into th’unfathomed sea
The load of their iniquity;
He gives assurance by His Spirit
That they are saved through His own merit.
Yea, they shall live who this believe:
My Savior sinners doth receive.
My Savior sinners doth receive.

4 Say not: "My sins are far too great,
His mercy I have scorned and slighted,
Now my repentance is too late;
I came not when His love invited."
O trembling sinner, have no fear;
In penitence to Christ draw near.
Come now, tho' conscience still is chiding;
Accept His mercy, e’er abiding.
Come; blest are they who this believe:
My Savior sinners doth receive.
My Savior sinners doth receive.

5 Oh, draw us ever unto Thee,
Thou friend of sinners, gracious Savior;
Help us that we may fervently
Desire Thy pardon, peace, and favor.
When guilty conscience doth reprove,
Reveal to us Thy heart of love.
May we, our wretchedness beholding,
See then Thy pardoning grace unfolding
And say: "To God all glory be:
My Savior, Christ, receiveth me.
My Savior, Christ, receiveth me."


Source: The Lutheran Hymnal #386

Author: Leopold Franz Friedrich Lehr

Lehr, Leopold Franz Friedrich, son of Johann Jakob Lehr, Hofrath at Cronenburg (Cronberg, Kronberg), near Frankfurt-am-Main, was born at Cronenburg, Sept. 3, 1709, and entered the University of Jena in 1729, In 1730 he went to Halle to study under J. J. Rambach and G. A. Francke; and here he also acted as tutor to the children of J. A. Freylinghausen, and conducted devotional meetings at the Orphanage. In July 1731 he became a tutor at Cöthen (Köthen) to the princesses of Anhalt-Cöthen, and held this post till 1740, when he was appointed diaconus of the Lutheran church at Cöthen. While on a visit to his father-in-law at Magdeburg he was seized with fever, and died there, Jan. 26, 1744. (Koch, vi. 446, &c.) Lehr's hymns are full of lo… Go to person page >

Translator: Anna Hoppe

Anna Hoppe was born on May 7, 1889 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She left school after the eighth grade and worked as a stenographer. She began writing patriotic verses when she was very young and by the age of 25 she was writing spiritual poetry. After some of her poems appeared in the Northwestern Lutheran, a periodical of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod, they came to the attention of Dr. Adolf Hult of Augustana Seminary, Rock Island, Illinois. He influenced her to write her Songs for the Church Year (1928). Several hymnals include her work, which was usually set to traditional chorale melodies, although she also made a number of translations. She died on August 2, 1941 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. NN, from Cyber Hymnal  Go to person page >

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First Line: My Savior sinners doth receive
German Title: Mein Heiland nimmt die Sünder an
Author: Leopold Franz Friedrich Lehr
Translator: Anna Hoppe
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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