Scripture Verse

This man receiveth sinners. Luke 15:2


Erdmann Neumeister

Words: Erd­mann Neu­meis­ter, Evan­gel­isch­er Nach­klang (Ham­burg, Ger­ma­ny: 1718). He based this hymn on his ser­mon which be­gan Je­sus nimmt die Sün­der an! Sag­et doch dies Trost­wort all­en. Em­ma F. Be­van trans­lat­ed the hymn from Ger­man to Eng­lish in her Songs of Eter­nal Life (Lon­don: 1858).

Music: James Mc­Gra­na­han, The Gos­pel Male Choir (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio: John Church, 1883) (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

James McGranahan


Sinners Jesus will receive;
Sound this word of grace to all
Who the heavenly pathway leave,
All who linger, all who fall.


Sing it o’er and over again;
Christ receiveth sinful men;
Make the message clear and plain:
Christ receiveth sinful men.

Come, and He will give you rest;
Trust Him, for His Word is plain;
He will take the sinfulest;
Christ receiveth sinful men.


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


Christ receiveth sinful men,
Even me with all my sin;
Purged from every spot and stain,
Heaven with Him I enter in.