It can be difficult and embarrassing to admit our sins, but to God it is cause for joy and celebration when a sinner repents.

BibleGateway: Luke 15:1-10

ESV Text: Luke 15:1-10



KJV Text:

The section starts at about 0:0 and ends at about 1:19

     1 Then drew near unto him all the publicans and sinners for to hear him. 2 And the Pharisees and scribes murmured, saying, This man receiveth sinners, and eateth with them. 3 And he spake this parable unto them, saying, 4 What man of you, having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he find it? 5 And when he hath found it, he layeth it on his shoulders, rejoicing. 6 And when he cometh home, he calleth together his friends and neighbours, saying unto them, Rejoice with me; for I have found my sheep which was lost. 7 I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance. 8 Either what woman having ten pieces of silver, if she lose one piece, doth not light a candle, and sweep the house, and seek diligently till she find it? 9 And when she hath found it, she calleth her friends and her neighbours together, saying, Rejoice with me; for I have found the piece which I had lost. 10 Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 281:
The Savior Calls; Let Every Ear

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— Organ Audio

1. The Savior calls; let every ear 
Attend the heavenly sound. 
Ye doubting souls, dismiss your fear; 
Hope smiles reviving round. 

2. For every thirsty, Ionging heart 
Here streams of bounty flow 
And life and health and bliss impart 
To banish mortal woe. 

3. Here springs of sacred pleasures rise 
To ease your every pain; 
Immortal fountain, full supplies! 
Nor shall you thirst in vain. 

4. Ye sinners, come, ’tis Mercy’s voice; 
The gracious call obey; 
Mercy invites to heavenly joys, 
And can you yet delay? 

5. Dear Savior, draw reluctant hearts; 
To Thee let sinners fly 
And take the bliss Thy love imparts 
And drink and never die. 


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