Scripture Verse

A friend of…sinners. Luke 7:34

Introduction

Words: Maud Fra­ser, 1913.

Music: Ro­bert Hark­ness (🔊 pdf nwc).

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portrait
Robert Harkness
(1880–1961)

Lyrics

I have heard a most wonderful story
Of the Son of the Highest in glory,
How my heart He doth seek,
Though so sinful, so weak,
He wants a poor sinner like me.

Refrain

He wants a poor sinner like me,
Oh, wonderful love, can it be!
Christ shed His own blood to redeem me,
He wants a poor sinner like me.

When I see Him beneath the cross bending,
When I hear the sharp nails His flesh rending,
When I see His blood flow,
Jesus loves me I know,
He wants a poor sinner like me.

Refrain

Yes, He wants all the sinful, the grieving,
His dear arms are held out for receiving.
I no longer will stay
From this Savior away,
He wants a poor sinner like me.

Refrain

Yes, He wants by His hand now to hold me,
And with His mighty love to enfold me;
Yes, He wants me to stay
In His presence alway,
He wants a poor sinner like me.

Refrain