Thursday, July 26, 2012

JESUS, FRIEND OF SINNERS

Jesus, Friend of sinners, we have strayed so far away
We cut down people in your name
But the sword was never ours to swing
Jesus, Friend of sinners the truth's become so hard to see
The world is on their way to You
But they're tripping over me
Always looking around but never looking up
I'm so double minded
A plank-eyed saint with dirty hands and a heart divided

Oh, Jesus, Friend of sinners
Open our eyes to the world
At the end of our pointing fingers
Let our hearts be led by mercy
Help us reach with open hearts and open doors
Oh, Jesus, Friend of sinners, break our hearts for what breaks Yours 

Jesus friend of sinners the one who's writing in the sand
Make the righteous turn away
And the stones fall from their hands
Help us to remember we are all the least of thieves
Let the memory of Your mercy bring your people to their knees
Nobody knows what we're for only what we're against
When we judge the wounded
What if we put down our signs, crossed over the lines
And love like You did

Oh, Jesus, Friend of sinners
Open our eyes to the world
At the end of our pointing fingers
Let our hearts be led by mercy
Help us reach with open hearts and open doors
Oh, Jesus, Friend of sinners, break our hearts for what breaks Yours  

You love every lost cause; you reach for the outcast
For the leper and the lame; they're the reason that You came
Lord, I was that lost cause, and I was the outcast
But you died for sinners just like me, a grateful leper at Your feet

'Cause You are good, You are good
And Your love endures forever
You are good, You are good
And Your love endures forever

Oh, Jesus, Friend of sinners
Open our eyes to the world
At the end of our pointing fingers
Let our hearts be led by mercy
Help us reach with open hearts and open doors
Oh, Jesus, Friend of sinners, break our hearts for what breaks Yours 

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