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A Wonderful Friend

A wonderful Friend is my Savior and Lord

Author: Ina Duley Ogdon
Tune: [A wonderful Friend is my Savior and Lord]
Published in 5 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 A wonderful Friend is my Saviour and Lord,
More precious eternally;
I drink at the fountain of His living word,
And partake of His mercy free.

“A wonderful Friend is Jesus,
A wonderful Friend is He;
He cleanses from sin,
Gives a new life within,
A wonderful Friend is He.”

2 How blessed the hour when I turned to the Light,
When Jesus who suffers long,
Redeemed my poor soul by the pow’r of His might,
Filled my heart with His joy and song! [Refrain]

3 The glad news of life I rejoice to repeat,
To witness His saving grace;
And some day His love will my rapture complete,
When in glory I see His face! [Refrain]

Source: Glad Gospel Songs #3

Author: Ina Duley Ogdon

Ogdon, Ina Duley. (Rossville, Illinois, 1872--May 18, 1964, Toledo, Ohio). Disciples of Christ. Granddaughter of a Methodist minister, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William W. Duley. Married James Ogdon. She wrote: "My father went with my mother to her church after his marriage to her, so I was brought up in the church of the Disciples of Christ." She wrote over three thousand hymns, anthems, cantatas, and miscellaneous verse. Her hymns include "Brighten the corner where you are," 1912; "Carry your cross with a smile," 1916; "My Lord abides;" "When you know Jesus too;" "Tell Jesus;" "Lighten the burden for someone;" "I have been saved," Her first hymn was "Open wide the window." Composer Charles Gabriel wrote, "Loved by thousands who… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: A wonderful Friend is my Savior and Lord
Title: A Wonderful Friend
Author: Ina Duley Ogdon
Language: English
Refrain First Line: A wonderful Friend is Jesus
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 5 of 5)
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Evangelistic Center Songs #65

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Glad Gospel Songs #3

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Gospel Truth in Song No. 3 #80

Revival Praises #d1

Songs of Praises, a General Purpose Evangelistic Song Book #d4

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