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Archive for May 12th, 2009

What a man fights for,

 

          describes the man. 

– eab, 4/19/09

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Four years have past, fast as light,

Since you – and you began.

Play and work, day and night;

How swiftly they all ran.

Graduations – Congratulations!

          – eab, 5/68

Written as I finished my first year of teaching at Hobe Sound Bible College, Florida.

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Sinners Jesus will receive;
Sound this word of grace to all
Who the heavenly pathway leave,
All who linger, all who fall.

Refrain

Sing it o’er and over again;
Christ receiveth sinful men;
Make the message clear and plain:
Christ receiveth sinful men.

2.

Come, and He will give you rest;
Trust Him, for His Word is plain;
He will take the sinfulest;
Christ receiveth sinful men.

3.

Now my heart condemns me not,
Pure before the law I stand;
He who cleansed me from all spot,
Satisfied its last demand.

4.

Christ receiveth sinful men,
Even me with all my sin;
Purged from every spot and stain,
Heaven with Him I enter in.

 Erdmann Neumeister was born this date (5/12/1671) Uechteritz (near Weissenfels), Germany.  Neumeister received his MA at the University of Leipzig in 1695, and later lectured there.  In 1704 Duke Johann Georg invited him to Weissenfels to tutor the Duke’s only daughter.  He became senior court preacher.  Wrote at least ten hymns in addition to “Christ Receiveth Sinful Men.”  He died 8/18/1756, Hamburg, Germany.

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