Jesus Friend of Sinners Lyrics
Jesus, friend of sinners, hast Thou love for me?
Son of God the Holy, Man of mystery,
Lover of the children, teacher of the wise,
Let me read the secret in Thy friendly eyes.
Jesus, friend of sinners, Thou hast read my heart,
Searching its recesses with a lover's art;
Naught have I withholden, nothing hid from Thee—
Waste, or want, or folly—things that should not be.
Jesus, friend of sinners, Thou hast touched my soul,
Not with scornful pity, not with beggar's dole;
Thou hast not despisèd men that faint or fall,
Tenderer than brother, for Thou knowest all.
Jesus, friend of sinners, bid me follow Thee,
O'er the rugged highways, e'en to Calvary;
Let me know Thy Spirit, sweet and strong and wise;
I would win the friendship in Thy loving eyes.
Jesus, friend of sinners, hold me by Thy side,
Till the shadows deepen tow'rd the eventide;
To Thy strength and beauty I would ever bend,
Till, in dawn eternal, friend shall be as friend!
Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the music that accompanies the words of "Jesus Friend of Sinners", George Coles Stebbins (February 26, 1846-October 6, 1945), was born in Kendall, New York, United States and became famous as a evangelist, musician and composer.
Information about the Hymn
Title of Hymn: Jesus Friend of Sinners
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): Charles Irvin Junkin (September 24, 1857 to January 19, 1927)
Nationality of Author: American
Translator of the Hymn lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English
Name of Composer of Music: George Coles Stebbins (February 26, 1846 to October 6, 1945)
Hymn Category: Christian Songs
First Line of Hymn: "Jesus, friend of sinners, hast Thou love for me? Son of God the Holy, Man of mystery"
First Publication Date: 1909