803. Chief of Sinners

1. Chief of sinners though I be,
Jesus shed His blood for me;
Died that I might live on high,
Died that I might never die;
As the branch is to the vine,
I am His, and He is mine.

2. O the height of Jesus’ love!
Higher than the Heaven above;
Deeper than the deepest sea,
Lasting as eternity;
Love that found me—wondrous thought!
Found me when I sought Him not!

3. Jesus only can impart
Balm to heal the smitten heart;
Peace that flows from sin forgiven,
Joy that lifts the soul to Heaven;
Faith and hope to walk with God
In the way that Enoch trod.

4. Chief of sinners though I be,
Christ is all in all to me;
All my wants to Him are known,
All my sorrows are His own;
Safe with Him from earthly strife,
He sustains the hidden life.

5. O my Savior, help afford
By Thy Spirit and Thy Word!
When my wayward heart would stray,
Keep me in the narrow way;
Grace in time of need supply
While I live and when I die.

Text Information
First Line: Chief of sinners though I be
Title: Chief of Sinners
Author: William McComb (1864)
Meter: 77.77.77
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Alternate tune: REDHEAD, Richard Redhead, Church Hymn Tunes, Ancient and Modern (London: 1853)
Tune Information
Name: DIX
Composer: Konrad Kocher (1838)
Meter: 77.77.77
Incipit: 17121 44367 16555
Key: G Major
Source: Stimmen aus dem Reiche Gottes, 1838
Copyright: Public Domain



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