Jesus What a Friend for Sinners

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.
(Repeat chorus)

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 sou
l.
(Repeat chorus)

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!

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About kimddavidson

I am bought with the blood of Christ and being graced every day to know Him more. I am a writer. Love to read, run, hang out, watch movies, cook, bake, work hard/play harder. God is so abundantly good to me.
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