"Jesus sinners doth receive," Word of surest consolation

"Jesus sinners doth receive," Word of surest consolation

Author: Erdmann Neumeister (1718)
Published in 4 hymnals

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1 "Jesus sinners doth receive:"
word of surest consolation;
word all sorrow to relieve,
word of pardon, peace, salvation!
Naught like this can comfort give:
"Jesus sinners doth receive."

2 On God's grace we have no claim,
yet to us his pledge is given;
he hath sworn by his own name,
open are the gates of heaven.
Take to heart this word and live:
"Jesus sinners doth receive."

3 When a helpless lamb doth stray,
after it, the Shepherd, pressing
thro' each dark and dang'rous way,
brings it back, his own possessing.
Jesus seeks thee, O believe:
"Jesus sinners doth receive."

4 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."

5 Now my conscience is at peace,
from the Law I stand acquitted;
Christ hath purchased my release
and my every sin remitted.
Naught remains my soul to grieve -
"Jesus sinners doth receive."

Source: Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #473

Author: Erdmann Neumeister

Neumeister, Erdmann, son of Johann Neumeister, schoolmaster, organist, &c, at Uechteritz, near Weissenfels, was born at Uechteritz, May 12, 1671. He entered the University of Leipzig in 1689, graduated M.A. in 1695, and was then for some time University lecturer. In June 1697 he was appointed assistant pastor at Bibra, and in 1698 pastor there, and assistant superintendent of the Eckartsberg district. He was then, in 1704, called by Duke Johann Georg, to Weissenfels as tutor to his only daughter, and assistant court preacher, and shortly afterwards court preacher. After the death of this princess, Neumeister was invited by the Duke's sister (she had married Count Erdmann II. von Promnitz) to Sorau, where on New Year's Day, 1706, he entered… Go to person page >

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First Line: "Jesus sinners doth receive," Word of surest consolation
Author: Erdmann Neumeister (1718)
Source: Tr. Composite
Language: English
Publication Date: 1918
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.



First published in Johann Crüger's Praxis Pietatis Melica (1653) without attribution, JESUS, MEINE ZUVERSICHT was credited to Crüger (PHH 42) in the 1668 edition of that hymnal. (The later isorhythmic RATISBON is related to this tune; see 34.) JESUS, MEINE ZUVERSICHT is named for its association w…

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