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Friendship with Jesus

Author: Joseph C. Ludgate Meter: Appears in 43 hymnals First Line: A friend of Jesus! Oh, what bliss Refrain First Line: Friendship with Jesus! Lyrics: ... me to the sky! Refrain: Friendship with Jesus! Fellowship divine! Oh ... . 2 A Friend when other friendships cease, A Friend when others ... Topics: Fellowship Scripture: John 15:15 Used With Tune: [A friend of Jesus! Oh what bliss] Text Sources: Timeless Truths (
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Friendship and Love

Appears in 33 hymnals First Line: The reason we love friendship Lyrics: 1 The reason we love friendship We will deny to no ...
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Friendship, 'tis the gift of Heaven

Appears in 2 hymnals Topics: Blessings of Friendship


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Composer: Charles Crozat Converse Meter: D Appears in 714 hymnals Tune Key: F Major Incipit: 55653 11651 31532 Used With Text: What a Friend We Have in Jesus
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Meter: Appears in 55 hymnals Tune Key: F Major Incipit: 55312 35432 21556 Used With Text: Jesus, my strength, my hope
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Appears in 436 hymnals Incipit: 17161 53142 17117 Used With Text: Through thy protecting care


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The Friendship that has Lasted Thru the Years

Author: Herbert Buffum Hymnal: Vision of Victory #18 (1945) First Line: There are friendships that have lasted thru a lifetime Refrain First Line: Friendship with Jesus Languages: English Tune Title: [There are friendships that have lasted thru a lifetime]
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The Friendship of Jesus

Author: Ida M. Budd Hymnal: Songs of Faith and Hope Number 2 #78 (1909) First Line: Have you accepted the friendship of Jesus? Lyrics: 1 Have you accepted the friendship of Jesus? Do you walk ... Tune Title: [Have you accepted the friendship of Jesus?]

The Friendship Of Jesus

Author: Ida M. Budd Hymnal: The Cyber Hymnal #11687 First Line: Have you acepted the friendship of Jesus? Refrain First Line: By and by, by and by Lyrics: 1 Have you acepted the friendship of Jesus? Do you walk ... Languages: English Tune Title: [Have you accepted the friendship of Jesus?]


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Johnson Oatman, Jr.

1856 - 1922 Person Name: J. Oatman Author of "The Friendship of Jesus" in The Fellowship Hymn Book Johnson Oatman, Jr., son of Johnson and Rachel Ann Oatman, was born near Medford, N. J., April 21, 1856. His father was an excellent singer, and it always delighted the son to sit by his side and hear him sing the songs of the church. Outside of the usual time spent in the public schools, Mr. Oatman received his education at Herbert's Academy, Princetown, N. J., and the New Jersey Collegiate Institute, Bordentown, N. J. At the age of nineteen he joined the M.E. Church, and a few years later he was granted a license to preach the Gospel, and still later he was regularly ordained by Bishop Merrill. However, Mr. Oatman only serves as a local preacher. For many years he was engaged with his father in the mercantile business at Lumberton, N. J., under the firm name of Johnson Oatman & Son. Since the death of his father, he has for the past fifteen years been in the life insurance business, having charge of the business of one of the great companies in Mt. Holly, N. J., where he resides. He has written over three thousand hymns, and no gospel song book is considered as being complete unless it contains some of his hymns. In 1878 he married Wilhelmina Reid, of Lumberton, N.J. and had three children, Rachel, Miriam, and Percy. Excerpted from Biography of Gospel Song and Hymn Writers by Jacob Henry Hall; Fleming H. Revell, Co. 1914

E. A. Hoffman

1839 - 1929 Person Name: E. A. H. Author of "We Shall Meet Again" in Words of Truth Elisha Hoffman (1839-1929) after graduating from Union Seminary in Pennsylvania was ordained in 1868. As a minister he was appointed to the circuit in Napoleon, Ohio in 1872. He worked with the Evangelical Association's publishing arm in Cleveland for eleven years. He served in many chapels and churches in Cleveland and in Grafton in the 1880s, among them Bethel Home for Sailors and Seamen, Chestnut Ridge Union Chapel, Grace Congregational Church and Rockport Congregational Church. In his lifetime he wrote more than 2,000 gospel songs including"Leaning on the everlasting arms" (1894). The fifty song books he edited include Pentecostal Hymns No. 1 and The Evergreen, 1873. Mary Louise VanDyke ============ Hoffman, Elisha Albright, author of "Have you been to Jesus for the cleansing power?" (Holiness desired), in I. D. Sankey's Sacred Songs and Solos, 1881, was born in Pennsylvania, May 7, 1839. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907) ==============

Jennie Wilson

1857 - 1913 Author of "Meet Me There" in The Best Gospel Songs and their composers Wilson, Jennie Bain. (d. 3 September 1913). Obituaries available in the DNAH Archives. =============================== Jennie Bain Wilson, 1857-1913 Born: 1857, on a Farm Near South Whitley, Indiana. Died: Cir­ca 1913. Afflicted with a spin­al con­di­tion at age four, Wil­son spent her life in a wheel chair. She ne­ver at­tend­ed school, but was ed­u­cat­ed at home. She is said to have writ­ten over 2,200 texts. © The Cyber Hymnal™ (


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