609 - Jesus Sinners Doth Receive



Jesus sinners doth receive;
    Oh, may 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 doth receive.



We deserve but grief and shame,
    Yet His words, rich grace revealing,
Pardon, peace, and life proclaim;
    Here our ills have perfect healing.
Firmly in these words believe:
Jesus sinners doth receive.



Sheep that from the fold did stray
    No true shepherd e'er forsaketh;
Weary souls that lost their way
    Christ, the Shepherd, gently taketh
In His arms that they may live:
Jesus sinners doth receive.



I, a sinner, come to Thee
    With a penitent confession.
Savior, mercy show to me;
    Grant for all my sins remission.
Let these words my soul relieve:
Jesus sinners doth receive.



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.



Now my conscience is at peace;
    From the Law I stand acquitted.
Christ hath purchased my release
    And my ev'ry sin remitted.
Naught remains my soul to grieve:
Jesus sinners doth receive.



Jesus sinners doth receive;
    Also I have been forgiven;
And when I this earth must leave,
    I shall find an open heaven.
Dying, still to Him I cleave:
Jesus sinners doth receive.


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