New CWM Hymn: Come, Lonely Heart

One of my favorite passages for meditation is John 4. For the last decade, I’ve thought on it and preached on it often. Now, following some nudging from some close friends, I’ve written a hymn about it. Greg Habegger has written a beautiful tune for the text—one which I think will prove to be among his finest. We’ve named the tune “Samaritan Woman,” after the friend with whom we so deeply relate. We pray that Come, Lonely Heart will drive many to the text of John 4, and through it, to our matchless Savior.

The files are available below, as is the text. The explanatory notes are especially helpful for this particular song, as they give a succinct summary of this marvelous chapter and explain the thoughts behind the text. For a sermon series unpacking John 4 more fully, see this post. Finally, thanks to the many friends whose fingerprints are on the text. I appreciate your encouragement and sharpening more than you know. Grace!

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Come, Lonely Heart (Text by Chris Anderson; Tune by Greg Habegger)

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Come, Lonely Heart

Come, lonely heart, to the outsider’s Friend—
To Jesus, Who seeks out the lost.
Your cruel seclusion has come to an end;
Find welcome, find home, at the cross.
No soul is too small for His mercy;
No sin is too great for His grace!
Come, lonely heart, to the outsider’s Friend;
Find welcome, find home, at the Cross.

Drink, thirsty heart, of the water of life—
Of bountiful, soul-quenching grace.
The world’s broken cisterns cannot satisfy;
The Savior is what your heart craves.
No soul is too small for His mercy;
No sin is too great for His grace!
Drink, thirsty heart, of the water of life;
The Savior is what your heart craves.

Rest, guilty heart, in forgiveness of sin—
In pardon from shame-stirring vice.
Though Satan and sinners and conscience condemn,
Your soul may be spotless as Christ.
No soul is too small for His mercy;
No sin is too great for His grace!
Rest, guilty heart, in forgiveness of sin;
Your soul may be spotless as Christ.

Joy, grateful heart, in the hope you have found—
In God, Who is seeking your praise.
Then go to the outcast, that grace may resound,
For Jesus is mighty to save.
No soul is too small for His mercy;
No sin is too great for His grace!
Joy, grateful heart, in the hope you have found,
For Jesus is mighty to save.

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8 Responses

  1. Amen! Overwhelmed by his mercy, amazed by His grace! Appreciate your ministry.

  2. Another blessing for the Christian church!!! Good job, Chris and Greg.

  3. Love the new text! When can I hear the melody?

  4. This served my soul as I read it and listened this morning. Thank you for serving us in writing this!

  5. Thank you, Chris & Greg. This song has been a blessing in our family.

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  7. [...] am very pleased to recommend a new hymn to my readers. Come, Lonely Heart (text by Chris Anderson and music by Greg Habegger) is a wonderful poetic exposition of John 4, [...]

  8. [...] am very pleased to recommend a new hymn to my readers. Come, Lonely Heart (text by Chris Anderson and music by Greg Habegger) is a wonderful poetic exposition of John 4, [...]

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