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109. There's a friend above all others, O, how he loves!

There's a friend above all others,
O how he loves!
His is love beyond a brother's
O how he loves!
Earthly friends may fail and leave us,
This day kind, the next bereave us;
But this Friend will ne'er deceive us,
O how he loves!

Blessed Jesus, wouldst thou know him?
O how he loves!
Give thyself e'en this day to him,
O how he loves!
Is it sin that pains and grieves thee?
Unbelief and trials tease thee?
Jesus can from all release thee,
O how he loves!

Love this friend who longs to save thee,
O how he loves!
Dost thou love? He will not leave thee,
O how he loves!
Think no more then of tomorrow,
Take his easy yoke and follow,
Jesus carries all thy sorrow,
O how he loves!

All thy sins shall be forgiven,
O how he loves!
Backward all thy foes be driven,
O how he loves!
Best of blessing he'll provide thee,
Naught but good shall e'er betide thee,
Safe to glory he will guide thee,
O how he loves!

Pause, my soul! adore and wonder,
O how he loves!
Naught can cleave this love asunder,
O how he loves!
Neither trial, nor temptation,
Doubt, nor fear, nor tribulation,
Can bereave us of salvation;
O how he loves!

Let us still this love be viewing:
O how he loves!
And, though faint, keep on pursuing
O how he loves!
He will strengthen each endeavor,
And when passed o'er Jordan's river
This shall be our song for ever:
O how he loves!

Text Information
First Line: There's a friend above all others, O, how he loves!
Title: There's a friend above all others, O, how he loves!
Publication Date: 1854
Meter: 8, 4
Language: English
Tune Information
Meter: 8, 4

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