Bible Thought

Our Great Savior by J. Wilbur Chapman

Last week I was privileged to hear a friend share about who Jesus is for us using the outline that J. Wilbur Chapman gives in his hymn, Our Great Savior.

  1. Jesus, A Friend for Sinners
  2. Jesus, A Strength in Weakness
  3. Jesus, A Help in Sorrow
  4. Jesus, A Guide and Keeper

Jesus is a friend to sinners: Psalm 17:6,7; 40:1-5; 103:3-5

Jesus is a strength in weakness: Psalm 27:13, 14; 40:16, 17; 73:1, 2; 73:23-26; 116:6

Jesus is a help in sorrow: Psalm 10:14; 18:1-6; 27:7-10; 30:10-12

Jesus is a guide and keeper: Psalm 9:9, 10; 25:8, 9; 25:19, 20; 31:19-21; 32:8, 9; 48:14

As a summary to all these things, Chapman concludes the song with the words, “Jesus, I do now receive him. More than all in Him I find.

Jesus! what a Friend for sinners!
Jesus! Lover of my soul;
Friends may fail me, foes assail me,
He, my Savior, makes me whole.

Hallelujah! what a Savior!
Hallelujah! what a Friend!
Saving, helping, keeping, loving,
He is with me to the end.

Jesus! what a Strength in weakness!
Let me hide myself in Him.
Tempted, tried, and sometimes failing,
He, my Strength, my victory wins.

Jesus! what a Help in sorrow!
While the billows over me roll,
Even when my heart is breaking,
He, my Comfort, helps my soul.

Jesus! what a Guide and Keeper!
While the tempest still is high,
Storms about me, night overtakes me,
He, my Pilot, hears my cry.

Jesus! I do now receive Him,
More than all in Him I find.
He hath granted me forgiveness,
I am His, and He is mine.

By dpeach

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