827. Christ the Friend We Need

1 Oft my heart has bled with sorrow,
Not a friend my grief to share;
But I yielded, Christ to follow,
And He took my load of care.

Refrain:
Is there here a soul in trouble?
Whosoever needs a friend,
Jesus’ love your heart will gladden,
Bless and keep you to the end.

2 Once I sighed for peace and pleasure,
Felt a painful void within;
Life was gloomy, death a terror,
Till my soul was saved from sin. [Refrain]

3 All this world is dark and dreary,
And the soul, designed for light,
Must be sad and lost forever,
While it gropes in sinful night. [Refrain]

4 Sin made all my life so bitter,
Jesus makes it sweet and pure;
Now I’m free from every fetter,
Blest with peace forevermore. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Oft my heart has bled with sorrow
Title: Christ the Friend We Need
Author: Daniel S. Warner (1893)
Meter: 8.7.8.7 D
Scripture: John 15:15
Topic: Jesus/Savior
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Christ_the_Friend_We_Need); The Gospel Trumpet Company, Hymnal of the Church of God, 1953 (336); Faith Publishing House, Evening Light Songs, 1949, edited 1987 (417); The Gospel Trumpe
Refrain First Line: Is there here a soul in trouble?
Tune Information
Name: [Oft my heart has bled with sorrow]
Composer: Barney E. Warren (1893)
Meter: 8.7.8.7 D
Key: F Major
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Christ_the_Friend_We_Need); The Gospel Trumpet Company, Hymnal of the Church of God, 1953 (336); Faith Publishing House, Evening Light Songs, 1949, edited 1987 (417); The Gospel Trumpe



Media
MIDI file: Christ_the_Friend_We_Need.mid
(http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Christ_the_Friend_We_Need)




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