What a friend we have

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1 As I travel on the trail that is leading to the vale
Where the dark, and silent river flows along.
on the ever-changing miles I am thankful for the smiles
Of the friends who fill my heart with cheerful song.

O "what a Friend we have in Jesus,"
He died because He is our Friend;
he walks along the trial [sic] beside us;
In love He'll guide us to the end.

2 When the sky seems overcast, and when sorrow holds me fast,
when this world would hide from sight the treasured goal.
Just a word from friendly hearts courage now to me imparts,
And the joy of heaven fills my troubled soul. [Refrain]

3 As we journey on the trail, may we never, never fail
to be friendly to the pilgrims that we meet,
Giving help where need may call, like the greatest Friend of all,
leads us to the land where friendships are complete. [Refrain]

Source: Melodies of Love #96

Author: B. B. Edmiaston

Benard Bates Edmiaston Born: Ju­ly 16, 1881, Ben­netts, Bax­ter Coun­ty, Ar­kan­sas. Died: De­cem­ber 2, 1964, Bronte, Tex­as. Buried: Fair­view Ce­me­te­ry, Bronte, Tex­as. Bernard was the son of Da­vid W. Ed­mi­as­ton and Geor­gia Ann Flu­ty, and hus­band of El­la Al­len. He stu­died mu­sic un­der Ru­fus Tur­ner, Frank­lin Ei­land, W. H. Law­son, Ber­ry Mc­Gee, Em­mett Dean, G. W. Fields, John Her­bert, and ma­ny oth­ers, and taught sing­ing schools for at least 38 years. He wrote and pub­lished songs through the Trio Mu­sic Com­pa­ny, Wa­co, Tex­as, and was di­rec­tor of the South­ern De­vel­op­ment Nor­mal School of Mu­sic in W­aco. © The Cyber Hymnal™ (www.hymntime.com/tch) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: As I travel on the trail
Title: What a friend we have
Author: B. B. Edmiaston
Refrain First Line: O what a friend we have


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Melodies of Love #96

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