J. Wilbur Chapman (1859-1918)
Words: J. Wilbur Chapman, 1910.
Rowland H. Prichard (1811-1887)
This past Sunday we sang this song in church. This song was written almost 100 years ago and yet these words are so pertinent for today. God never changes! Each line is loaded with great theology. I’m thankful for those dedicated Christians of long ago who left us with such wonderful insights into the Word and put them in song. I hope this encourages you as much as it has me. – Bonnie
Jesus! what a Friend for sinners!
Jesus! Lover of my soul;
Friends may fail me, foes assail me,
He, my Savior, makes me whole.
Hallelujah! what a Savior!
Hallelujah! what a Friend!
Saving, helping, keeping, loving,
He is with me to the end.
Jesus! what a Strength in weakness!
Let me hide myself in Him.
Tempted, tried, and sometimes failing,
He, my Strength, my victory wins.
Jesus! what a Help in sorrow!
While the billows over me roll,
Even when my heart is breaking,
He, my Comfort, helps my soul.
Jesus! what a Guide and Keeper!
While the tempest still is high,
Storms about me, night overtakes me,
He, my Pilot, hears my cry.
Jesus! I do now receive Him,
[or Jesus! I do now adore Him,]
More than all in Him I find.
He hath granted me forgiveness,
I am His, and He is mine.