CHRIST RECEIVETH SINFUL MEN
Sinners Jesus will receive:
Sound this word of grace to all
Who the heav'nly pathway leave,
All who linger, all who fall.
Sing it o'er and o'er again;
Christ receiveth sinful men;
Make the message clear and plain;
Christ receiveth sinful men.
Now my heart condemns me not,
Pure before the law I stand;
He who cleansed me from all spot
Satisfied its last demand.
Christ receieveth sinful men,
Even me with all my sin;
Purged from every spot and stain,
Heav'n with Him I enter in.
DEAR LORD AND FATHER OF MANKIND
Dear Lord and Father of mankind,
Forgive our foolish ways;
Reclothe us in our rightful mind;
In purer lives Thy service find,
In deeper reverence, praise.
Breathe through the heats of our desire
Thy coolness and Thy balm;
Let sense be dumb, let flesh retire;
Speak through the earthquake, wind, and fire
O still, small Voice of calm!
In simple trust like theirs, who heard
Beside the Syrian sea *
The gracious calling of the Lord,
Let us, like them, without a word
Rise up and follow Thee.
*[see Matt. 4:18-22]