O Friend of sinners, Son of God

O Friend of sinners, Son of God

Author: Anna B. Hoppe
Published in 4 hymnals

Representative Text

1 O Friend of sinners, Son of God,
Who this drear vale of tears hast trod,
Thou blest Immanuel,
To Thee in faith we now appeal;
The pow'r is Thine to bless and heal,
Thou doest all things well.

2 The deaf, the dumb, the halt, the blind,
In Thee, incarnate God, did find
Relief in their distress;
And lepers, pleading aid divine,
Found healing in a word of Thine,
For Thou canst heal and bless.

3 Our grateful prayers ascend to Thee,
For Thou hast healed sin's leprosy,
And cleansed us from its stain.
O blest Physician, Thou hast still
A cure for every mortal ill,
A balm for every pain.

4 Our lives we consecrate to Thee,
Thou spotless Lamb of Calvary,
Let us be wholly Thine.
Cleansed, pardoned, ransomed, healed by Thee,
O grant us grace eternally
To praise Thy love divine.


Source: The Hymnal and Order of Service #185

Author: Anna B. 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: O Friend of sinners, Son of God
Author: Anna B. Hoppe
Copyright: Public Domain



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Hymns for Divine Worship in Churches and Sunday Schools and at Various Occasions #d103

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The Hymnal and Order of Service #185


The Hymnal and Order of Service #185

The Hymnal of the Evangelical Lutheran Augustana Synod. Text ed. #d395

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