Christ a Redeemer and Friend
Poor, weak and worthless though I am
I have a rich almighty Friend;
Jesus, the Savior, is His Name;
He freely loves,
and without end.
He ransomed me from hell with blood,
And by His power my foes controlled;
He found me wandering far from God,
And brought me to His chosen
He cheers my heart, my wants supplies,
And says that I shall shortly be,
Enthroned with Him above the skies;
O what a
Friend is Christ to me!
But, ah! my inmost spirit mourns;
And well my eyes with tears may swim,
To think of my perverse
I’ve been a faithless friend to Him.
Often my gracious Friend I grieve,
Neglect, distrust, and disobey;
Satan’s lies believe
Sooner than all my Friend can say.
He bids me always freely come,
And promises whate’er I ask:
am straitened, cold and dumb,
And count my privilege a task
Before the world that hates His course,
My treach’rous heart has throbbed with
Loath to forego the worlds applause,
I hardly dare avow His Name.
Sure, were I not most vile and base,
I could not
thus my Friend requite!
And were not He the God of grace,
He’d frown and spurn me from His sight.
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