Jesus, Friend Of Sinners Casting Crowns

Writer(s): Mark Hall, Matthew West

Theme(s): Commitment & Dedication , Grace & Mercy , Missions

Tempo: Medium

Scripture Reference(s): John 3:16, Micah 6:8l Psalm 100:5

Verse 1
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
Pre-Chorus 1
Always looking around and 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
Verse 2
Jesus, friend of sinners
The One whose writing in the sand
Made the righteous turn away
And the stones fall from their hands
Help us to remember
We are all the least of these
Let the memory of Your mercy
Bring YOur people to their knees
Pre-Chorus 2
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 loved like you did
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
And I was the lost cause
And I was the outcast
And You died for siners just like me
A grateful leper at Your feet