283. My Lord and I

1 I have a Friend so precious,
So very dear to me,
He loves me with a tender love,
He loves me faithfully;
I could not live apart from Him,
I love to feel Him nigh;
And so we dwell 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’ll gladly seek;
He leads me in the path of light,
Beneath a sunny sky;
And so we walk together,
My Lord and I.

3 He knows how much I love Him,
He knows I love Him well;
But with what love He loveth me,
My tongue can never tell;
It is an everlasting love
In ever rich supply;
And so we love each other,
My Lord and I.

4 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 talk together,
My Lord and I.

5 He knows how I am longing
Some weary soul to win,
And so He bids me go and speak
A loving word for Him;
He bids me tell His wondrous love,
And why He came to die;
And so we work together,
My Lord and I.

Text Information
First Line: I have a Friend so precious
Title: My Lord and I
Author: Mary A. Lancaster (1890)
Meter: 7.6.8.6.8.6.7.4
Scripture: James 2:23; John 15:15; 1 Corinthians 6:17
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/My_Lord_and_I); The Cyber Hymnal (http://www.hymntime.com/tch/htm/m/y/l/mylordai.htm); Hope Publishing Company, Pentecostal Hymns: Five and Six, 1911 (57)
Tune Information
Name: [I have a Friend so precious]
Composer: Joseph D. Little
Meter: 7.6.8.6.8.6.7.4
Key: A♭ Major
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/My_Lord_and_I); The Cyber Hymnal (http://www.hymntime.com/tch/htm/m/y/l/mylordai.htm); Hope Publishing Company, Pentecostal Hymns: Five and Six, 1911 (57)



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