Scripture Verse

This man receiveth sinners. Luke 15:2


Henry K. Oliver (1800–1885)

Words: Charles Wes­ley, Hymns and Sac­red Po­ems 1739.

Music: Fe­der­al Street Hen­ry K. Ol­iv­er, 1832 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Charles Wesley (1707–1788)


Jesus, the sin­ner’s friend, to Thee,
Lost and un­done, for aid I flee,
Weary of earth, my­self, and sin:
Open Thine arms, and take me in.

Pity and heal my sin sick soul;
’Tis Thou alone canst make me whole;
Dark, till in me Thine im­age shine,
And lost, I am, till Thou art mine.

At last I own it can­not be
That I should fit my­self for Thee:
Here, then, to Thee I all re­sign;
Thine is the work, and on­ly Thine.

What shall I say Thy grace to move?
Lord, I am sin, but Thou art love;
I give up ev­ery plea be­side—
Lord, I am lost, but Thou hast died.