Sacred Songs and Solos Lyrics
Hymn No.85

First Line: Friend of sinners ! Lord of glory

Friend of sinners ! Lord of glory!
Lowly, mighty,Brother, King !
Musing o'er Thy wondrous story,
Grateful we Thy praises sing.
Friend to help us, cheer us, save us,
In whom power and pity blend-
Praise we must the grace which gave us
Jesus Christ, the sinner's Friend.

2 Friend who never fails nor grieves us--
Faithful, tender, constant, kind !
Friend who at all times receives us,
Friend who came the lost to find.
Sorrow soothing, joys enhancing,
Loving until life shall end--
Then conferring bliss entrancing,
Still in heaven the sinner's Friend.

3 Oh to love and serve Thee better !
From all evil set us free;
Break,Lord, every sinful fetter,
Be each thought conformed to Thee.
Looking for Thy bright appearing,
May our spirits upward tend ;
Till, no longer doubting,fearing,
We behold the sinner's Friend.