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 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, yeah

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

No one knows what we’re for only against
When we judge the wounded
What if we put down our signs crossed
Over the lines and loved like You did

Oh Jesus, friend of sinners
Open our eyes to world
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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

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 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

And I was the lost
‘Cause and I was the outcast, yeah
You died for sinners just like me
A grateful leper at Your feet

Alan served as the final president of Exodus International from 2001 to 2013 when together with a core team of leaders and board of directors he closed the organization and began making great strides towards building relationships with the LGBTQIA community and encouraging the global Church to do the same. With a goal to reduce fear, establish trust, and inspire hope on both sides for the sake of the Gospel, Alan and his wife, Leslie, spend their time being available to anyone who desires to talk. He has been featured on every major media outlet across the globe. Alan and Leslie’s first book together, My Exodus: From Fear to Grace (Zondervan, 2015) releases on September 29.

The Chambers spend the best part of their lives with their 10 year olds, Molly and Isaac, and the rest having conversations about all things gay with anyone and everyone over lunch in Winter Park, Florida or in other locations throughout the world.
Follow Alan and Leslie on Twitter: @AlanMChambers and @LeslieMChambers

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4 thoughts on “Jesus, Friend of Sinners

  1. We sang this song in our worship service recently. I love it, and agree that it hits the nail on the head!

  2. JESUS WASN’T FRIEND OF SINNERS. HE WAS ** FRIEND** TO SAINTS. BUT, HE DID NOT SHUN SINNERS, BUT TOOK TIME TO CALL THE SINNER TO REPENTANCE, SO THAT THEY COULD BE REDEEMED, HEALED, DELIVERED AND THEN… CALLED HIS FRIENDS.

    READ THE WORD OF GOD — THE BIBLE! THIS SPIRIT OF THE WORLD BEAST SYSTEM, THE ANTICHRIST AND APOSTASY… MUST GO FROM THE HOUSE OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST!

  3. Wait… “Open our eyes to The World?”
    JESUS CHRIST SAYS THE WORLD HATES HIM AND IT IS HIS ENEMY!

    He never came to Open our eyes to The World!

    But, to OPEN OUR EYES TO HIM — THE WORD!

    TO OPEN OUR EYES TO THE FATHER’S WILL!!!

    Not the WORLD.

    LORD JESUS CHRIST, DELIVER US FROM THE APOSTASY THAT HAVE CREPT IN UNAWARES POISONING THE MINDS OF THIS LAODICEAN GENERATION.