609. Jesus Sinners Doth Receive

1 Jesus sinners doth receive;
Oh, may all this saying ponder
Who in sin's delusions live
And from God and heaven wander!
Here is hope for all who grieve:
Jesus sinners doth receive.

2 We deserve but grief and shame,
Yet His words, rich grace revealing,
Pardon, peace, and life proclaim;
Here their ills have perfect healing
Firmly in these words believe:
Jesus sinners doth receive.

3 Sheep that from the fold did stray
No true shepherd e'er forsaketh;
Weary souls that lost their way
Christ, the Shepherd, gently taketh
In His arms that they may live:
Jesus sinners doth receive.

4 I, a sinner, come to Thee
With a penitent confession.
Savior, mercy show to me;
Grant for all my sins remission.
Let these words my soul relieve:
Jesus sinners doth receive.

5 Oh, how blest it is to know:
Were as scarlet my transgression,
It shall be as white as snow
By Thy blood and bitter passion,
For these words I now believe:
Jesus sinners doth receive.

6 Now my conscience is at peace;
From the Law I stand acquitted.
Christ hath purchased my release
And my ev'ry sin remitted.
Naught remains my soul to grieve:
Jesus sinners doth receive.

7 Jesus sinners doth receive;
Also I have been forgiven;
And when I this earth must leave,
I shall find an open heaven.
Dying, still to Him I cleave:
Jesus sinners doth receive.

Text Information
First Line: Jesus sinners doth receive
Title: Jesus Sinners Doth Receive
Author: Erdmann Neumeister, 1671-1756
Publication Date: 2006
Meter: 78 78 77
Scripture: Luke 15:2-4; Luke 5:31-32; Matthew 9:12-13; 1 Timothy 1:15-16; 1 Peter 1:18-19
Topic: Confession and Absolution
Source: The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941 (Setting)
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: MEINEN JESUM LASS' ICH NICHT (DARMSTADT)
Meter: 78 78 77
Key: D Major
Source: Neu-verfertigtes Darmstädtisches Gesang-Buch, Darmstadt, 1699; The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941 (Setting)



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