“I have not come to call the righteous but sinners to repentance.” – Luke 5:32

Jesus! What a Friend for Sinners

[Note: This recording plays just 3 verses.]

Verse 1:
Jesus! what a Friend for sinners!
Jesus! Lover of my soul;
Friends may fail me, foes assail me,
He, my Savior, makes me whole.

Hallelujah! what a Savior!
Hallelujah! what a Friend!
Saving, helping, keeping, loving,
He is with me to the end.

Verse 2:
Jesus! what a Strength in weakness!
Let me hide myself in Him;
Tempted, tried, and sometimes failing,
He, my Strength, my vict’ry wins.


Verse 3:
Jesus! what a Help in sorrow!
While the billows o’er me roll,
Even when my heart is breaking,
He, my Comfort, helps my soul.


Verse 4:
Jesus! what a Guide and Keeper!
While the tempest still is high,
Storms about me, night o’ertakes me,
He, my Pilot, hears my cry.


Verse 5:
Jesus! I do now receive Him,
More than all in Him I find;
He hath granted me forgiveness,
I am His, and He is mine.



Words:  J. Wilbur Chapman (1859-1918)
Music: Rowland H. Prichard (1811-1887).  Tune: HYFRYDOL
Words and Music public domain.
pianist: E. Zacek