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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
Always looking around but 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 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

Yeah...

Jesus friend of sinners the one who's writing in the sand
Make 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

Nobody knows what we're for only against when we judge the wounded
What if we put down our signs crossed over the lines and loved like You did

Oh Jesus friend of sinners
Open our eyes to 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

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
You are good, You are good and Your love endures forever
You are good, You are good and Your love endures forever
You are good, You are good and Your love endures forever

Oh Jesus friend of sinners
Open our eyes to 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

And I was the lost cause and I was the outcast
Yeah...
You died for sinners just like me, a grateful leper at Your feet



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    Kay McVickerApr 6, 2013 at 8:25 pm
    I just heard this song a few minutes ago. I love it and am convicted every time I hear it! I am so thankful for His mercy, how can I not extend it to others. "Help us to remember we are all the least of these. Let the memory of Your mercy bring your people to their knees." Powerful song!
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    Susan DavisonMar 11, 2013 at 10:22 am
    Jesus friend of sinners - playing as I reflect and repent this morning of my own sinful nature and remember that pointing fingers are of the world and NOT of Jesus. That is both my pointing fingers and those who point fingers at me. Oh Lord open my eyes and my heart that I might be led by your mercy. Help me to reach with an open heart and open door to those at the end of my pointed finger. Give me a heart to forgive those who point fingers at me. Oh Jesus friend of us sinners break ALL of our hearts for what breaks yours..OUR OWN SIN. Forgive me Lord for I have sinned...
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    Emma SundanceJan 14, 2013 at 2:35 am
    Jesus. Your love for us never ends.It is truly everlasting love. Your love truly endures forever.Music helps my soul open to you, and let me be filled by the holy spirit. God bless you.
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    UnregisteredMar 1, 2012 at 5:06 pm
    That we may see each other with the same eyes that jesus sees us with! That we may love as jesus loves! He is a friend of sinners. We are those sinners! May he break our hearts for what breaks his!
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    Jordan Baconhouse PageJan 24, 2013 at 7:37 pm
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=devfseWA9Lw Pastor Price is dead on here. I'm not a huge fan of Paul Washer. His teachings seem to train people to judge other's, and also to doubt their own salvation. Doubt is a tool used by the devil. It's like he's preaching the opposite of faith. "Still sinning? Are you even saved? You're probably going to Hell..."

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