Father and canst Thou me receive,
So deep by sin defiled?
And canst Thou let the rebel live
And own Thy wandering child?
All sin, all rags, just as I am,
My Father, will I come,
All over guilt, I blush with shame,
And yet through Christ I come.
Thy choicest robe shall deck me well
Thy smile, my spirit cheer,
Bright angels loud my welcome tell,
Thy voice disperse my fear.
Oh wondrous grace! Oh love divine!
That lets the sinner live,
Father, receive me now as Thine,
And now Thy welcome give!