A friend of tax collectors and sinners.@Luke 7:34
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W. Howard Doane (1832-1915)

Henry L. Morehouse, in the Examiner, then in Good as Gold, edited by Robert Lowry & W. Howard Doane (New York & Chicago, Illinois: Biglow & Main, 1880), number 97.

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Henry L. Morehouse (1834-1917)

Friend of sinners, hear my plea,
God be merciful to me;
Sinful though my heart be found,
Let Thy grace much more abound;
In the riches of Thy grace
Finds my soul its resting place.

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Cleanse and clothe this heart of mine
With Thy righteousness divine.

Then, my advocate with God,
Grant forgiveness thro’ Thy blood;
With my heart I now believe,
Thy atonement I receive;
Freely with my mouth confess
Thee, my Lord, my righteousness.

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Now I glory in Thy cross,
What was gain I count but loss;
Count but shame my former pride,
Self with Thee is crucified;
Cleanse me, clothe me in the dress
Of Thy spotless righteousness.

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Trusting Thee, O Christ, my king,
Shall my soul Thy praises sing;
Saved by Thee, Thou Holy One;
Not by works which I have done;
Heart and tongue confess again,
Thine the glory, Lord, Amen.

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