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NEW AND EXPANDED CONTENT!
We have re-organized and expanded our SOWeR hymns and music page, not only making it more searchable but also adding much more information for our subscribers. Each hymn on our site now has its own web page,with text-only lyrics for use in bulletins and overhead projection, downloadable image files with words and music, lead sheets with guitar chords, as well as pdf files of full hymn scores from the ReClaim Hymnal.

This is a work in progress; it will take some time to complete all of the hymns. Be sure to check back as our online repertoire of music keeps growing!

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ReClaim Hymnal Hardcover Pew Edition
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Chief of Sinners though I Be

Source:
Public Domain

Lead Sheet (PDF)

melody and chords for guitar and voice (full page)

Key of Eb

Full Score (PDF)

four-part score for piano and organ (can be used as half-sheet bulletin insert)

Key of Eb

Music Image (PNG)

melody and words as an image file to paste into bulletins (cropped)

Key of Eb
Text: William McComb
Music: Richard Redhead
Tune: Gethsemane
LBW/WOV Hymn: #306
ReClaim/Sola Hymn: #187
Category: General;    Theme: Repentance
Scripture: 1 Timothy 1:15

1 Chief of sinners though I be, 
Jesus shed His blood for me,
Died that I might live on high, 
Lives that I might never die.
As the branch is to the vine, 
I am his, and he is mine.

2 Oh, the height of Jesus' love! 
Higher than the heav'ns above,
Deeper than the depths of sea, 
Lasting as eternity.
Love that found me--wondrous thought 
Found me when I sought him not.

3 Only Jesus can impart 
Balm to heal the wounded heart,
Peace that flows from sin forgiv'n, 
Joy that lifts the soul to heav'n,
Faith and hope to walk with God 
In the way that Enoch trod.

4 Chief of sinners though I be, 
Christ is All in All to me;
All my wants to him are known, 
All my sorrows are his own.
He sustains the hidden life 
Safe with him from earthly strife. 

5 O my Savior, help afford 
By your Spirit and your Word!
When my wayward heart would stray,
Keep me in the narrow way;
Grace in time of need supply
When I live and when I die.