Scripture Verse

This man receiveth sinners. Luke 15:2


Franz J. Haydn (1732–1809)

Words: Charles Wes­ley, first pub­lished in 1741 as part of an 18-stan­za hymn, See, Sin­ners in the Gos­pel Glass. Then the hymn was split in three parts & re-pub­lished in 1780.

Music: Brown­well Franz J. Hay­dn (1732–1809) (🔊 pdf nwc).

Charles Wesley (1707–1788)


Sinners, be­lieve the Gos­pel word,
Jesus is come your souls to save
Jesus is come, your common Lord;
Pardon ye all through Him may have,
May now be saved, whoever will;
This Man receiveth sinners still.

See where the lame, the halt, the blind,
The deaf, the dumb, the sick, the poor,
Flock to the Friend of human kind,
And freely all accept their cure;
To whom did He His help deny?
Whom in His days of flesh pass by?

Did not His Word the fiends expel,
The lepers cleanse, and raise the dead?
Did He not all their sickness heal,
And satisfy their every need?
Did He reject His helpless clay,
Or send them sorrowful away?

Nay, but His bowels yearned to see
The people hungry, scattered, faint;
Nay, but He uttered over thee,
Jerusalem, a true complaint;
Jerusalem, who shedd’st His blood,
That, with His tears, for thee hath flowed.