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friend of sinners

We sang this in worship today. It is an old Augustus Toplady text, set to new music by the folks at Red Mountain Music. My daughter was interested in getting in on it, and "Sunday is for songs" is partly about me dusting off my writing and recording chops, so we recorded this after dinner and I got to use some of my PA and the old guitar 'POD' (the red kidney bean shaped thing on the table). I missed a few chords (only really noticeable one time), but I realized that teenagers don't really have the patience for multiple takes.  :)   Very fun to do with her; I think this is our first time recording us playing together other than the recordings of worship services at church.
Redeemer, whither should I flee, or how escape the wrath to come? 
The weary sinner flies to thee for shelter from impending doom; 
Smile on me, gracious Lord, and show thyself the Friend of sinners now 
Smile on me, gracious Lord, And show thyself the Friend sinners now. 
Beneath the shadow of thy cross the heavy laden soul finds rest; 
I would esteem the world but dross, so I might be of Christ possessed. 
I'd seek my every joy in thee, be thou both life and light to me. 
I'd seek my every joy in thee, be thou both life and light to me.
Close to the highly shameful tree, Jesus, my humbled soul would cleave; 
Despised and crucified with thee, with thee resolved to die and live; 
This prayer and this ambition mine, living and dying to be thine. 
This prayer and this ambition mine, living and dying to be thine.
There fastened to the rugged wood by holy love's resistless chain, 
And life deriving from thy blood, never to wander wide again, 
There may I bow my suppliant knee, and own no other Lord but thee.
There may I bow my suppliant knee, and own no other Lord but thee.
"Friend of Sinners" - Red Mountain Church Words: Augustus Toplady, 1740-1778 Music - Jeff Koonce and Brian T. Murphy, 2004 Redeemer!  

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