Scripture Verse

A friend of publicans and sinners. Matthew 11:19


Words: Ila M. Liv­ing­stan, in Truth and Hope (Hud­son, North Ca­ro­li­na: Teach­ers’ Mu­sic Pub­lish­ing, 1919), num­ber 129.

Music: George W. Ba­con (🔊 pdf nwc, ar­ranged for fe­male voic­es).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Liv­ing­stan or Ba­con (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?


Jesus is the friend of sinners,
Jesus died our souls to save;
On the cruel cross He suffered,
There His precious life He gave.


Sinner, come to Christ today;
Come, accept Him while you may;
Now His precious blood will cleanse you,
Will you come to Him today?

If in sin you choose to wander,
Still reject His love so true,
You must part from friends and loved ones,
Who are praying now for you.


Will you not in faith accept Him,
Trust the Christ who died for you,
That when life on earth is over,
You His loving face may view?


When our journey here is ended,
When life’s race is fully run,
If we’ve followed Christ, our Savior,
We shall hear His sweet Well done!