We sang this song at Providence’s Gathering last night. Who says hymns aren’t relevant or that theology can’t be sung about? I love hymns. Old or new. Much better than 7-11 songs. But…that’s beside the point. God is good in giving me Jesus!
Jesus! What a friend for sinners!
Jesus! Lover of my soul;
Friends may fail me, foes assail me,
He, my Savior, makes me whole.
Chorus: Hallelujah! What a Savior!
Hallelujah! What a friend!
Saving, helping, keeping, loving,
He is with me to the end.
2. Jesus! What a strength in weakness!
Let me hide myself in Him.
Tempted, tried, and sometimes failing,
He, my strength, my victory wins.
3. Jesus! What a help in sorrow!
While the billows o’er me roll,
Even when my heart is breaking,
He, my comfort, helps my soul.
4. Jesus! I do now receive Him,
More than all in Him I find.
He hath granted me forgiveness,
I am His, and He is mine.
Sometimes it is a good thing to go back and listen and read those old hymns. This was written by John Chapman in 1910. So – 100 years old and still relevant to my life today. And I’m glad that Jesus has befriended me – a sinner, condemned and unclean – and has made me whole not by any doing of my own but by the glorious happening and work on the Cross and from the empty tomb. Jesus is glorious!