The drunk on the street-, the rich in the palaces
The poor and unlearned-- and the men of degree
They all have a soul-- in need of salvation
And they all have to come-- by Calvary
Well, I am so glad-- God saves old sinners
I’m thrilled and amazed-- how He sets them free
But the biggest surprise-- in redeeming old sinners
Is that He would save- a sinner like me
Was I so wrong-- that I needed forgiveness
And Was I so bad-- I had to be redeemed
Well, I wasn’t a thief-- but I lived in sin’s prison
And I was lost-- as a sinner could be
I am so thrilled to have found this song through blog hopping. I have been trying to remember all of the words, but haven't been able to. We are all sinners in need of salvation. No sin is too small. No sin is too great. God see us all the same--in need of Jesus' blood to wash away our sins--in need of being freed from sin's prison, Satan's prison--in need of forgiveness.
It brings back so many memories for me. I can see myself visiting my grandparents at the boys' and girls' homes, and I can hear a hundred teen age voices singing this song. Then I can also see myself as a teenager working with my family in the same home hearing that same song from a hundred different teenage voices. I can hear my dad singing the song during a message he was preaching. He often preaches and just starts singing. I love that! It also brings mixed emotions. Voices who use to sing this song who have now, sadly, chosen the wrong path. However, on the happier note, there are those who are living their lives for the Lord.
Thank you, Lord, for saving me! Thank you ,Mom and Dad, Granny and Papaw, for all the wonderful memories I have. I am very grateful for my Christian heritage. I am going to sing this song at church and attempt to teach it to my children's choir.