15798. Is There A Friend In Earth Or Heav'n?

1 Is there a friend in earth or Heav’n,
Who can a mortal save?
Can make a leprous sinner clean,
Redeem a helpless slave?

2 Say, is there one who can appease
A sin-avenging God?
Can save a soul o’erwhelmed with guilt,
By wrath and terror awed?

3 Yes, there is One who dwells on high,
Who this can do and more;
Can save from sin and sin’s desert,
By His unbounded power.

4 Jesus Immanuel is His name,
Who suffered on the tree,
And bore the weight of all my sins,
And bled and died for me.

5 Lo, now He lives, He ever lives,
And pleads what He has done;
While God ten thousand crimes forgives,
Through His atoning Son.

6 Now to Thy cross, my Lord, I come,
And there would prostrate lie;
Be Thou propitious to my prayer,
Nor let a sinner die.

Text Information
First Line: Is there a friend in earth or Heav’n
Title: Is There A Friend In Earth Or Heav'n?
Author: Benjamin Beddome, 1717-1795
Meter: CM
Language: English
Source: Hymns Adapted to Public Worship (London: Burton & Briggs, 1818)
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Alternate tunes: BARRE by Edward Clark, BEATI IMMACULATI by Alexander R. Reinagle, BEATITUDO by John B. Dykes, BINGHAM by Anonymous
Tune Information
Composer: William Gardiner (1812)
Meter: CM
Key: G Major or modal
Copyright: Public Domain

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