Christ My Song - 91
Chief of sinners though I be
(William McComb/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
Chief of sinners though I be.
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.