Christ Receiveth Sinful Men

Full Text

1 Sinners Jesus will receive:
Sound this word of grace to all
Who the heav'nly pathway leave,
All who linger, all who fall.

Sing it o'er (Sing it o'er again)
and o'er again:(Sing it o'er again:)
Christ receiveth (Christ receiveth sinful men)
sinful men, (Christ receiveth sinful men)
Make the message (Make the message clear and plain)
clear and plain: (Make the message clear and plain)
Christ receiveth sinful men.

2 Come and He will give you rest;
Trust Him for His word is plain;
He will take the sinfulest;
Christ receiveth sinful men. [Chorus]

3 Now my heart condemns me not,
Pure before the law I stand;
He who cleansed me from all spot
Satisfied its last demand. [Chorus]

4 Christ receiveth sinful men,
Even me with all my sin;
Purged from ev’ry spot and stain,
Heav’n with Him I enter in. [Chorus]

Source: Baptist Hymnal 2008 #471

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 >

Translator: Frances Bevan

Bevan, Emma Frances, née Shuttleworth, daughter of the Rev. Philip Nicholas Shuttleworth, Warden of New Coll., Oxford, afterwards Bishop of Chichester, was born at Oxford, Sept. 25, 1827, and was married to Mr. R. C. L. Bevan, of the Lombard Street banking firm, in 1856. Mrs. Bevan published in 1858 a series of translations from the German as Songs of Eternal Life (Lond., Hamilton, Adams, & Co.), in a volume which, from its unusual size and comparative costliness, has received less attention than it deserves, for the trs. are decidedly above the average in merit. A number have come into common use, but almost always without her name, the best known being those noted under “O Gott, O Geist, O Licht dea Lebens," and "Jedes Herz will etwas… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Sinners Jesus will receive
Title: Christ Receiveth Sinful Men
German Title: Jesus nimmt die Sünder an
Translator: Frances Bevan (1899)
Author: Erdmann Neumeister (1718)
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Sing it o'er and o'er again
Publication Date: 1885
Copyright: Public Domain



Baptist Hymnal 1991 #563
The Cyber Hymnal #836
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)


Instances (1 - 9 of 9)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #563TextScoreAudioPage Scan
Baptist Hymnal 2008 #471TextPage Scan
Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #304TextPage Scan
Hymns of Faith #340TextPage Scan
Rejoice Hymns #340
Small Church Music #363Audio
Small Church Music #647Audio
Soul-stirring Songs & Hymns (Rev. ed.) #258
The Cyber Hymnal #836TextScoreAudio
Include 195 pre-1979 instances