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Chief of sinners though I be
(William McComb/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)

Chief of sinners though I be.

1. Chief of sinners though I be,
Jesus shed his blood for me;
  died, that I might live on high;
  lived, that I might never die.
    As the branch is to the vine,
    I am his and he is mine.

2. Oh ! the height of Jesus' love!
higher than the heavens above,
  deeper than the depths of sea,
  lasting in eternity;
    love that found me, wondrous thought!
    found me when I sought him not.

3. Jesus only can impart
balm to heal the smitten heart;
  peace that flows from sin forgiven,
  joy that lifts the soul to heaven;
    faith and hope to walk with God,
    in the way that Enoch trod.

4. 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;
    safe with him from earthly strife,
    he sustains the hidden life.

5. O my Saviour, help afford,
by thy Spirit and thy 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.

William McComb, in: Schaff, Philip: Christ in Song, 1870, 454-455.

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