1. Jesus! what a Friend for sinners! Jesus! Lover of my soul; Friends may fail me, foes assail me, He, my Savior, makes me whole. 2. Jesus! what a strength in weakness! Let me hide myself in Him; Tempted, tried, and sometimes failing, He, my strength, my vict'ry wins. 3. Jesus! what a help in sorrow! While the billows o'er me roll, Even when my heart is breaking, He, my comfort, helps my soul. 4. Jesus! what a guide and keeper! While the tempest still is high, Storms about me, night o'ertakes me, He, my pilot, hears my cry. 5. Jesus! I do now receive Him, More than all in Him I find, He hath granted me forgiveness, I am His, and He is mine. Chorus: Hallelujah! what a Savior! Hallelujah! what a Friend! Saving, helping, keeping, loving, He is with me to the end.
Lyrics: John Wilbur Chapman
Music: Rowland Huw Prichard
J. Wilbur Chapman, 1859–1918
“Our Great Savior,” written by evangelist J. Wilbur Chapman, first appeared in its present form in the hymnal Alexander’s Gospel Songs, No. 2, published in 1910.