Monday, August 17, 2015

Christ Receives The Sinful Man

We drove to Elmwood Baptist Church today and visited at Erin's Church.  She was baptisted and declared aloud her faith.  Baptism does not remove sin, but is a symbol of rebirth.  The little Church in on Aunt Thelma's road.  That is what I always call that hiway!  Below are two of Erin's blessings!
 
We enjoyed the sermon.  It was about Manessah, King of Judah, 700 years before Christ came.  Manessah was the son of Hezikiah.  He became King at 12 and reigned for 55 years.  He was a vile and corrupt man.  He practiced all the things that God hates...and yet he repented and our loving God forgave him of all his sin!  Praise His name.
This song was sang today...I will always remember it with the greatest of fondness.  I cried as Erin came out of the water and looked to my right to see Larry doing the same.  It blessed our souls to see that Erin had found a home where they do not singjust  the 7 lines repeated songs and still have a piano player!  I am not saying anything is wrong with the 7 line praise songs.  They just don't touch my heart as the hymns I recall from old do!  Christ Receiveth Sinful Men was written in 1718 I think I read by a German and was translated to English.
 
Christ Receiveth Sinful Men
Words by Erdmann Neumeister
Luke 15:2
"And the Pharisees and scribes murmured, saying,
This man receiveth sinners, and eateth with them."


Sinners Jesus will receive;
Sound this word of grace to all
Who the heav'nly pathway leave,
All who linger, all who fall.

Chorus
Sing it o'er and o'er again;
Christ receiveth sinful men;
Make the message clear and plain:
Christ receiveth sinful men.

Come, and He will give you rest;
Trust Him, for His Word is plain;
He will take the sinfulest;
Christ receiveth sinful men.

Chorus
Sing it o'er and o'er again;
Christ receiveth sinful men;
Make the message clear and plain:
Christ receiveth sinful men.

Now my heart condemns me not,
Pure before the law I stand;
He who cleansed me from all spot,
Satisfied its last demand.

Chorus
Sing it o'er and o'er again;
Christ receiveth sinful men;
Make the message clear and plain:
Christ receiveth sinful men.

Christ receiveth sinful men,
Even me with all my sin;
Purged from every spot and stain,
Heav'n with Him I enter in.

Chorus
Sing it o'er and o'er again;
Christ receiveth sinful men;
Make the message clear and plain:
Christ receiveth sinful men.

3 comments:

Donna said...

My goodness, there's a song I had not thought about since my childhood! It has such good harmony parts, too... I learned my alto parts singing songs like this in the Church of Christ.

The 4th Sister said...

A great song and a Blessed day! Hurray

Margie's Musings said...

I love the old songs too. I know you must have been very pleased on Sunday.