Friend of sinners, Lord of gloryAuthor: Christopher Newman Hall
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1. Friend of sinners, Lord of glory,
Lowly, mighty, Brother, King!
Musing o’er Thy wondrous story,
Grateful we Thy praises sing:
Friend to help us, cheer us, save us,
In whom pow’r and pity blend—
Praise we must the grace which gave us
Jesus Christ, the sinners’ Friend.
2. Friend who never fails nor grieves us,
Faithful, tender, constant, kind;
Friend who at all times receives us,
Friend who came the lost to find.
Sorrow soothing, joys enhancing,
Loving until life shall end;
Then conferring bliss entrancing,
Still, in heaven, the sinners’ Friend.
3. O to love and serve Thee better!
From all evil set us free;
Break, Lord, every sinful fetter;
Be each thought conformed to Thee:
Looking for Thy bright appearing,
May our spirits upward tend;
Till no longer doubting, fearing,
We behold the sinners’ Friend.
Source: The Cyber Hymnal #1616
Friend of sinners, Lord of glory. C. N. Hall. [Jesus, the Friend.] "Composed for the author's father, the writer of the well-known tract The Sinner's Friend," Bolton Abbey, Sept., 1857, in 5 stanzas of 8 lines, and first published in his Hymns composed at Bolton Abbey, 1858. It is usually given in an abbreviated form, as in the author's Christ Church Hymnal, 1876, or that in Spurgeon's Our Own Hymn Book, 1866. It is also in common use in America.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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