Monday, October 15, 2012

Friend of Sinners

I heard this song for the first time yesterday. I love singing and hearing songs that remind me of the gospel...which is something I daily need!
May it be a blessing to you and point you to our loving Heavenly Father!  

Redeemer! Whither should I flee,
Or how escape the wrath to come?
The weary sinner flies to thee
For shelter from impending doom;
Smile on me, gracious Lord,
And show thyself the Friend sinners now.

Beneath the shadow of Thy cross
The heavy laden soul finds rest;
I would esteem the world but dross,
So I might be of Christ possessed.
I'd seek my every joy in thee,
Be thou both life and light to me.

Close to the highly shameful tree,
Jesus, my humbled soul would cleave;
Despised and crucified with thee,
With thee resolved to die and live;
This prayer and this ambition mine,
Living and dying to be thine.

There fastened to the rugged wood
By holy love's resistless chain,
And life deriving from thy blood,
Never to wander wide again,
There may I bow my suppliant knee,
And own no other Lord but thee.
~Augustus Toplady

You can click here to listen to a short clip of the song: {Friend of Sinners}


Chronicles of a Twenty something year old said...

This is a beautiful song :) I am so glad God chooses to be our friend! <3

Ana R.W. said...

:-) It is. And I'm glad God is our King of kings, Savoir, and loving Father as well!! :-)