429. Chief of Sinners Though I Be

1 Chief of sinners though I be,
Jesus shed His blood for me;
Died that I might live on high,
Lived 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 heav'ns above,
Deeper than the depths of 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 forgiv'n,
Joy that lifts the soul to heav'n;
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 Though I Be
Author: W. McComb, 1793-1873
Meter: 77 77 77
Language: English
Publication Date: 1996
Topic: Sin and Righteousness; Trinity 6
Tune Information
Name: GETHSEMANE
Composer: R. Redhead, 1820-1901
Meter: 77 77 77
Key: E♭ Major



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