Jesus Sinners Will Receive

Jesus sinners will receive; May they all the saying ponder

Author: Erdmann Neumeister
Tune: MEINEN JESUM LASS ICH NICHT
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 Jesus sinners will receive;
May they 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 will receive.

2 We deserve but grief and shame,
Yet his words, rich grace revealing,
Pardon, peace, and life proclaim.
Here our ills have perfect healing;
We with humble hearts believe
Jesus sinners will receive.

3 When their sheep have lost their way,
Faithful shepherds go to seek them;
Jesus watches all who stray,
Faithfully to find and take them
In his arms that they may live--
Jesus sinners will receive.

4 Come, O sinners, one and all,
Come, accept his invitation;
Come, obey his gracious call,
Come and take his free salvation!
Firmly in these words believe:
Jesus sinners will receive.

5 Jesus sinners will receive.
Even me he has forgiven;
And when I this earth must leave,
I shall find an open heaven.
Dying, still to him I cleave--
Jesus sinners will receive.

Source: Lutheran Worship #229

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 will receive; May they all the saying ponder
Title: Jesus Sinners Will Receive
Author: Erdmann Neumeister
Meter: 7.8.7.8.7.7
Source: Tr. The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941, alt.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1978
Copyright: Tr. © 1941 Concordia Publishing House

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