Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Jesus What a Friend We Have for Sinners

Lately, I've been finding comfort in just saying the name Jesus. Come on and try it. Let it rest in your mind. You don't have to try and attach anything to it - just say Jesus calmly and see how you feel. I bet you feel it don't you...peace?!?

Last Sunday we sang this song in church and it brought tears to my eyes because just saying the name Jesus and then adding "a Friend for sinners" really helped me understand why I have such peace when I say His name. It's because I am a sinner.

Most of my readers know by now how much music is important to me and so today, please let the words of this song rest upon you.  I can relate to the message and I hope you can too.

The hymn was written by Wil­bur Chap­man in 1910. Hope you can let it bring you peace today.

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.

Jesus! what a Strength in weakness!
Let me hide myself in Him.
Tempted, tried, and sometimes failing,
He, my Strength, my victory wins.


Jesus! what a Help in sorrow!
While the billows over me roll,
Even when my heart is breaking,
He, my Comfort, helps my soul.

Jesus! what a Guide and Keeper!
While the tempest still is high,
Storms about me, night overtakes me,
He, my Pilot, hears my cry.

Jesus! I do now receive Him,
[or Jesus! I do now adore Him,]
More than all in Him I find.
He hath granted me forgiveness,
I am His, and He is mine.