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184. My Lord and I

1 I have a Friend so precious,
So very dear to me,
He loves me with such tender love,
He loves so faithfully;
I could not live apart from Him,
I love to feel Him nigh,
And so we dwell together,
My Lord and I.

Dwelling together,
Happy we will be throughout eternity,
Dwelling together,
My Lord and I.

2 Sometimes I’m faint and weary,
He knows that I am weak;
And as He bids me lean on Him,
His help I gladly seek;
He leads me in the path of light,
Beneath a sunny sky—
And so we dwell together,
My Lord and I. [Refrain]

3 I tell Him all my sorrows,
I tell Him all my joys,
I tell Him all that pleases me,
I tell Him what annoys;
He tells me what I ought to do,
Hs tells me what to try—
And so we dwell together,
My Lord and I. [Refrain]

4 He knows how I am longing
Some weary soul to win,
And so He bids me go and speak
The loving word for Him;
He bids me tell His wondrous love,
And why He came to die—
And so we dwell together,
My Lord and I. [Refrain]

5 I have His yoke upon me,
And easy ‘tis to bear;
In the burden which He carries,
I gladly take a share;
For then it is my happiness
To have Him always nigh—
And so we dwell together,
My Lord and I. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: I have a Friend so precious
Title: My Lord and I
Arranger: W. E. B.
Refrain First Line: Dwelling together
Publication Date: 1900
Tune Information
Name: [I have a Friend so precious]
Composer: W. E. Burnett

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