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Chief of Sinners THough I Be

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Uploaded by: kenhager (02/14/16)
Composer: Redhead, Richard
Sample Producer: Etcetera Consulting
Sample Set: Jörgensen Tribute Organ
Software: Hauptwerk
Genre: Hymn
Description:
Tune: Gethsemane by Richard Redhead, 1820-1901, setting The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941
Text: William McComb, 1793-1873, alt.
Hymnal: Lutheran Service Book, 2006, #611

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

Oh, 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.

Only Jesus can impart
Balm to heal the wounded 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.

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.
He sustains the hidden life
Safe with Him from earthly strife.

O my Savior, help afford
By Your Spirit and Your 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.


As we start our Lenten journey, musically everything is scaled back except for our schedules - they explode!! Therefore this is pretty much a no-frills playing, as I would do for congregational singing during this penitential season. As my schedule permits there will be more Lenten hymn uploads to come. Meanwhile, as always I hope you enjoy.

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Performance: Live
Recorded in: Stereo
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