Sinners Jesus will receive

Sinners Jesus will receive. Erdmann Neumeister* (1671-1756), translated by Emma Frances Bevan* (1827-1909). This hymn by Neumeister, ‘Jesus nimmt die Sünder an’*, was first published in his Evangelischer Nachklang (Hamburg, 1718), and became well known. It attracted several translations, of which this is the best known. It was first published in Bevan’s Songs of Eternal Life, translated from the German (1858) with the title ‘Song of Welcome’. It had eight 6-line verses, each ending with the line ‘Christ receiveth sinful men’:  Sinners Jesus will receive, - Say the word of grace to all, Who the heavenly pathway leave, All who linger, all who fall! -    This can bring them back again, -...

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