Sinners Jesus will receive

Sinners Jesus will receive;
  Sound this word of grace to all
Who the heavenly pathway leave,
  All who linger, all who fall.
  Sing it o’er and o’er again;
Christ receiveth sinful men;
Make the message clear and plain:
  Christ receiveth sinful men.
Come, and He will give you rest;
  Trust Him for His word is plain;
He will take the sinfulest;
  Christ receiveth sinful men.
Now my heart condemns me not,
  Pure before the law I stand;
He who cleansed me from all spot,
  Satisfied its last demand.
Christ receiveth sinful men,
  Even me with all my sin;
Purged from every spot and stain,
  Glory I shall enter in.
Bitrus B Dogara

Lagos, Nigeria

My first time of hearing this song was on the October 1990 My soul was lifted up. Tears of joy drip out of my eyes.


Murphy, Texas, United States

“Come, and He will give you rest;

Trust Him for His word is plain;

He will take the sinfulest;

Christ receiveth sinful men”

What a blessed assurance. Thank you Jesus!!

Gifty Tayviah

Accra, Ghana

What's better in life than having assurance that Jesus makes you fit for heaven when you come to him. No matter what your past has been, right to this point, Jesus will still welcome you. This Hymn is powerful. I simply love it.

Ana Lara

Storrs, Connecticut, United States

Mrs. Emma Frances Devon, was born at Oxford on September 25, 1827 and was the daughter of Philip Nicolas Shuttleworth, Bishop of Chichester.

Emma was brought up under the influence of “high church” principles which had great influence on her. A few years after her father’s death —which occurred when she was only 17 — Frances Shutterworth was led to meet among those believers gathered together on the first day of the week to remember our Savior’s dying love in “the breaking of bread. ” This came about through attending Bible studies held in the house of a friend, to which she was regularly invited. It was here that she saw for the first time these truths which eventually led her into the path of true discipleship.

When she was 29 years old she married Robert C. L. Bevan, of Lombard Street, who was well known for his benevolence and devotion to the Lord’s work. After years, when writing the biography of her husband, Mrs. Bevan tells the story of how she came to the house of Mr. Bevan, to his Bible readings, which were the means of leading her into “newness of life. “ Then Mrs. Bevan reveals that: “As time passed, I was no more visitor, but at home in his house. ”

In the “Believer’s Hymn Book” the familiar “Midst the darkness, storm and sorrow”’ was originally assigned to the hymn. A more appropriate melody however, exactly suited for the theme of the song in Sankey’s hymn book is “Precious thought my Father knoweth. ” Mrs. Bevan wrote this hymn while living at Princess Kate, London. Some doubt has arisen from time to time as to the real authorship of the hymns of this writer because of the fact that when she was sending the composition forth instead of placing her own name or initials on it, Mrs. Bevan used the initials of the name of the house where the hymn was written. This has confused some of the hymnal editors, because almost twenty of her compositions have different initials on them. For example, the hymn previously mentioned has the initials of P. G. (“Princess Gate, ”)

Frances Bevan wrote a great number of hymns and has published several volumes of poems, but her name in the realm of hymnody is best remembered by her excellent translations from the German. Notably among these is a well-known gospel hymn from Numeister( 1671-1756).

Sinners Jesus will receive;

Sound this word of grace to all

Who the heavenly pathway leave,

All who linger, all who fall.

Mrs. Bevan spent the greater part of her latter years of her life along with her husband at Cannes in the South of France, returning to England during the summer months. When her husband died in 1890, Mrs. Bevan did not visit England again but continued to reside at Cannes in her house, which became the birthplace of many of her hymns, where she passed away on February 13, 1909, at 82 years of age.

R.Lamech Ogalo

Nairobi, Nyanza, Kenya


The proud in heart will surely strive to earn salvation but our title and even fitness for heaven is only found in the righteousness of Christ! What buoys my spirit, Christ receives sinful men like Lamech here, I'm free at last!


Akure, Ondo, Nigeria

Glory to God for I am free.


Accra, Tema, Ghana

Indeed Only Jesus Receives Sinful Men. Even-though He Despises Sin, He Alone Is The Great Physician Of Sin. Hallelujah!


Long Island, NY, United States

Christ receiveth sinful men! John 4 is just such an example.

Ampofo Akwasi

Koforidua, Eastern Region, Ghana

Jesus truly saves. He doesn't look at our weakness or frailty. He sing it o'er and o'er again.


Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana

Lord thank You that You won't reject me no matter my sins.