Jesus Sinners Doth Receive

Tune: Meinen Jesum lass ich nicht

  1. 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.

  2. We deserve but grief and shame,
    Yet His words, rich grace revealing,
    Pardon, peace, and life proclaim.
    Here their ills have perfect healing
    Who with humble hearts believe—
    Jesus sinners doth receive.

  3. 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.

  4. Come, ye 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 doth receive.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

Jesus nimmt die Sünder an
Erdmann Neumeister, 1718
Tr. composite
Source: The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941, No. 324

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