Jesus, the sinner's friend to thee

Jesus, the sinner's friend to thee

Author: Charles Wesley
Tune: FEDERAL STREET
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1. Jesus, the sinner’s friend, to Thee,
Lost and undone, for aid I flee,
Weary of earth, myself, and sin:
Open Thine arms, and take me in.

2. Pity and heal my sin sick soul;
’Tis Thou alone canst make me whole;
Dark, till in me Thine image shine,
And lost, I am, till Thou art mine.

3. At last I own it cannot be
That I should fit myself for Thee:
Here, then, to Thee I all resign;
Thine is the work, and only Thine.

4. What shall I say Thy grace to move?
Lord, I am sin, but Thou art love;
I give up every plea beside—
Lord, I am lost, but Thou hast died.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #3285

Author: Charles Wesley

Charles Wesley, the son of Samuel Wesley, was born at Epworth, Dec. 18, 1707. He was educated at Westminster School and afterwards at Christ Church, Oxford, where he graduated M.A. In 1735, he took Orders and immediately proceeded with his brother John to Georgia, both being employed as missionaries of the S.P.G. He returned to England in 1736. For many years he engaged with his brother in preaching the Gospel. He died March 29, 1788. To Charles Wesley has been justly assigned the appellation of the "Bard of Methodism." His prominence in hymn writing may be judged from the fact that in the "Wesleyan Hymn Book," 623 of the 770 hymns were written by him; and he published more than thirty poetical works, written either by himself alone,… Go to person page >

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First Line: Jesus, the sinner's friend to thee
Author: Charles Wesley

Tune

FEDERAL STREET

Henry Kemble Oliver (b. Beverly, MA, 1800; d. Salem, MA, 1885) composed FEDERAL STREET in 1832, possibly as an imitation of earlier psalm tunes in long meter. He took it to a music class taught by Lowell Mason (who may have contributed to the harmony); Mason (PHH 96) published it in his Boston Acade…

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Instances (155)TextImageAudioScoreFlexscore
A Choice Collection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs Intended for the Edification of Sincere Christians of All Denominations #d43
A Collection of Hymns Adapted to the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church #d295
A Collection of Hymns: for camp meetings, revivals, &c., for the use of the Primitive Methodists #L128Image
A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #412Image
A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #d437
A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d438
A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d439
A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the African Methodist Episcopal Church in America #d184
A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church: principally from the collection of Rev. John Wesley, M. A., late fellow of Lincoln College, Oxford; with... (Rev. & corr.) #66Image
A Collection of Hymns: for the use of the Methodist Episcopal Church, principally from the collection of the Rev. John Wesley, A. M., late fellow of Lincoln College..(Rev. and corr. with a supplement) #66Image
A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church: Principally from the Collection of the Rev. John Wesley. M. A. #66Image
A Collection of Hymns for the use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. with a Supplement #d306
A Collection of Hymns: for the use of the people called Methodists; in miniature #132Image
A Collection of Hymns, for the Use of the People Called Methodists, with a Supplement #132Image
A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the United Brethren in Christ #d184
A Collection of Hymns for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America #d267
A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America. #89Image
A Selection of Hymns: designed as a supplement to the "psalms and hymns" of the Presbyterian church #145Image
A Selection of Hymns from Various Authors, Designed as a Supplement to the Methodist Pocket Hymn Book. 3rd ed. #d130
A Selection of Hymns ... Supplement to the Methodist Pocket Hymn Book. 1st ed #d129
A Selection of Spiritual Songs: with music for the Church and the Choir #467Image
Book of Common Praise #d289
Book of Hymns and Tunes, comprising the psalms and hymns for the worship of God, approved by the general assembly of 1866, arranged with appropriate tunes... by authority of the assembly of 1873 #364bImage
Calvary Selection of Spiritual Songs with Music for the Church and the Choir #d450
Christian Hymnal #d239
Christian Praise #d178
Church Pastorals, hymns and tunes for public and social worship #387Image
Compilation of Hymns for the Use of the Churches of the Christian Union #d376
Devotional Melodies: or, a collection of original and selected tunes and hymns, designed for congregational and social worship. (2nd ed.) #51Image
Devotional Melodies; or, a collection of original and selected tunes and hymns, designed for congregational and social worship. (3rd ed.) #51Image
Evangelical Hymns: original and selected: designed for the use of families and private circles; for social prayer meetings, seasons of revival or oother occasions of special interest #79Image
Free Methodist Hymnal #d320
Gloria in Excelsis #d342
Gospel Hymns #d274
Gospel Hymns and Tune Book #d200
Hymn and Tune Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South (Round Note Ed.) #334Image
Hymn Book of the Colored M.E. Church in America #d276
Hymn Book of the Holiness Movement Church #d261
Hymn Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South #334Image
Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church #334Image
Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (11th ed.) #334Image
Hymn of the Faith #d137
Hymnal Companion to the Prayer Book: suited to the special seasons of the Christian year, and other occasions of public worship, as well as for use in the Sunday-school...With accompanying tunes #56Image
Hymnal Companion to the Prayer Book: with accompanying tunes #113Image
Hymnal Companion to the Prayer Book with Accompanying Tunes (Second Edition) #113Image
Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #392Image
Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #392Image
Hymnal of the Reformed Episcopal Church, adopted in General Council, Chicago, May 1879 #d153
Hymns and Poetry for the Young #d60
Hymns and Sacred Songs #125Image
Hymns and Songs for Social and Sabbath Worship #271Image
Hymns and Songs for Social and Sabbath Worship. (Rev. ed.) #271Image
Hymns and Songs of Praise for Public and Social Worship #469Image
Hymns for the Sanctuary and Social Worship: with tunes #500Image
Hymns for the Use of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church. Impr. ed. #d249
Hymns for the use of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, by the Authority of the Ministerium of Pennsylvania #362Image
Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. ed. #408Image
Hymns of Faith and Life #d240
Hymns of Salvation #d65
Hymns of the Church Militant #604Image
Hymns of The Voice of Praise #d143
Hymns : selected from various authors for the use of the Evangelical Association, and all lovers of pious devotion (5th ed.) #146Image
In Excelsis: hymns with tunes for Christian worship #410Image
Laudent Omnes #d96
Laudes Domini: a selection of spiritual songs ancient and modern #644Image
Laudes Domini: a selection of spiritual songs ancient & modern (Abr. ed.) #304Image
Life Songs No. 2 #d138
Lutherfoerbundets Saangbok, anbefalld till bruk inom Augustana-Synodens Ungdomsfoereningar och Lutherfoerbund #d169
Methodist Hymn and Tune Book #d410
Methodist Hymn-Book #260Image
New Hymn and Tune book: an Offering of Praise for the Methodist Episcopal Church #163aImage
New Hymn and Tune Book: an Offering of Praise for the Use of the African M. E. Zion Church of America #163aImage
Offices of Worship and Hymns: with tunes, 3rd ed., revised and enlarged #403Image
Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #923Image
Prison Hymn Book #d179
Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs: a manual of worship for the church of Christ #686Image
Psalms and Hymns for the Worship of God #d406
Songs for the New Life #d323
Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #ad553
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian worship #527Image
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #527Image
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #527Image
Songs for the Sanctuary; or Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Baptist Ed.) #527Image
Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #527Image
Songs of Hope for the Church and Sunday School #199Image
Songs of Praise with Tunes #247Image
Songs of the Church: or, hymns and tunes for Christian worship #305Image
Spiritual Melodies #d179
Spiritual Melodies. Enl. & impr. ed. #d205
Spiritual Songs and Hymns, for Use in All Gospel Services #d296
Sursum Corda: a book of praise #356Image
The A. M. E. Zion Hymnal #d278
The Advent Christian Hymnal #d431
The American Hymn and Tune Book #d385
The American Hymnal for English Speaking People Everywhere #d183
The Baptist Hymn and Praise Book #d265
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book: being "The Plymouth Collection" enlarged and adapted to the use of Baptist churches #923Image
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book, for Public Worship #122.396Image
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book for Public Worship #396Image
The Baptist Hymn Book #396Image
The Baptist Hymnal, for Use in the Church and Home #287Image
The Baptist Hymnal. Shaped notes ed. #d306
The Baptist Praise Book #657Image
The Book of Common Praise #d301
The Book of Worship #d263
The Calvary Hymnal for Sunday School, Prayer Meeting and Church Service #d150
The Canadian Baptist Hymn Book #320Image
The Canadian Baptist Hymnal for the use of Churches and Families #d321
The Chapel Hymn Book #d200
The Church-Book #d215
The Church Hymnary: a collection of hymns and tunes for public worship #427Image
The Church of God Selection of Spiritual Songs for the Church and Choir #d446
The Church Praise Book: a selection of hymns and tunes for Christian worship #300Image
The Clifton Chapel Collection of "Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs": for public, social and family worship and private devotions at the Sanitarium, Clifton Springs, N. Y. #184Image
The Cyber Hymnal #3285TextAudioScore
The Evangelical Hymnal with Tunes #289Image
The Gospel Praise Book #d223
The Heart and Voice: or, Songs of Praise for the Sanctuary: hymn and tune book, designed for congregational singing in the Methodist Episcopal Church, and for congregations generally #50bImage
The Hymn Book of the Free Methodist Church #378Image
The Lecture-Room Hymn-Book: containing the psalms and hymns of the book of common prayer, together with a choice selection of additional hymns, and an appendix of chants and tunes... #H376Image
The Liturgy and Hymns of the American Province of the Unitas Fratrum #276Image
The Liturgy and the Office of Worship and Hymns of the American Province of the Unitas Fratrum, or the Moravian Church #403Image
The Luther League Hymn Book #d87
The Melodeon: a collection of hymns and tunes with original and selected music, adapted to all occiasions of social worship #94Image
The Methodist Hymnal #d248
The Methodist Hymnal #271Image
The Methodist Hymnal, Official Hymnal of the Methodist Church #d242
The Methodist Hymnal, Official Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church, Methodist Episcopal Church South, Methodist Protestant Church #d250
The Methodist Protestant Church Hymnal #d226
The Modern Hymnal #d200
The National Baptist Hymn Book #d283
The National Baptist Hymnal: arranged for use in churches, Sunday schools, and young people's socieities (5th ed. Rev.) #295Image
The New Jubilee Harp, or Christian hymns and songs. a new collection of hymns and tunes for public and social worship. #479
The New Laudes Domini: a selection of spiritual songs, ancient and modern for use in Baptist churches #645Image
The Popular Hymnal #d159
The Presbyterian Hymnal #182Image
The Presbyterian Hymnal #182Image
The Sabbath Hymn and Tune Book, for the Service of Song in the House of the Lord #240dImage
The Sabbath Hymn Book. Baptist ed. #d521
The Sacrifice of Praise. psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs designed for public worship and private devotion, with notes on the origin of hymns. #353Image
The Service of Song for Baptist Churches #d283
The Service of Song for Baptist Churches #d437
The Tribute of Praise: a collection of hymns and tunes for public and social worship, and for the use in the family circle and Sabbath school #15Image
The Tribute of Praise: a collection of hymns and tunes for public and social worship, and for the use in the family circle and Sabbath school #113Image
The Tribute of Praise: a collection of hymns and tunes for public and social worship, and for use in the family circle #15Image
The Tribute of Praise: a collection of hymns and tunes for public and social worship, and for use in the family circle #113Image
The Tribute of praise and Methodist Protestant Hymn Book. #15Image
The Tribute of praise and Methodist Protestant Hymn Book. #113Image
The Voice of Praise #d143
The Voice of Thanksgiving No. 5 #d162
The Woman's Hymnal: a collection of sacred lyrics set to music and arranged as duets for soprano and alto, (tenor and bass ad libitum.) for the use of The Woman's College of Baltimore #28Image
The Young Chorister; a collection of new and beautiful tunes, adapted to the use of Sabbath schools, from some of the most distinguished composers; together with many of the author's own compositions #35aImage
Union Hymns. Rev. #d203
Union Hymns. Rev. #d207
Worship in Song #d134



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