I 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, where Jesus saves the woman at the well. You will be blessed by Chris’s doctrinal notes about the song. I was moved by his humble admission, “I am a Samaritan woman.” This text helps me experience the account through her eyes and glory in Christ’s compassion toward me! After all…”I am the Samaritan woman.” Here is the song text:

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.

As a song/hymn-writer, I really appreciate Chris’s text on several levels (which I will share later). Thanks, Chris (and Greg) for your ministry to me and to the church for the glory of God!

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About the Author Paul Keew

Christ-follower, husband, father, composer, hymnwriter, singer, creator of Watchsong.com, fellow-struggler in the fight for joy...all by God's grace.

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