Brother, make a friend of Jesus

Brother, make a friend of Jesus

Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Tune: [Brother, make a friend of Jesus]
Published in 5 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Brother, make a friend of Jesus!
Who so kind and true,
And as full of rich compassion
As the Lord to you?
He is the friend of sinners;
Freely he will forgive;
Brother, give your heart to Jesus
And his grace receive.

Refrain:
Make him your friend!
And he will defend!
Trust him and his love will bless thee
Thro’ eternity.

2 Brother, make a friend of Jesus!
Trust him ev’ry day,
And you will be safely guided
In the narrow way.
He is so kind and gracious,
He will his own defend;
Brother, if you need a Savior,
Make the Lord your friend. [Refrain]

3 Brother, make a friend of Jesus!
His affection pure,
Rich with tender peace and comfort,
Ever will endure.
O what a precious Savior!
O what a friend is he!
Trust him and his love will bless thee
Through eternity. [Refrain]

Source: Triumphant Songs No.2 #114

Author: Elisha A. Hoffman

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… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Brother, make a friend of Jesus
Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Refrain First Line: Make him your friend

Timeline

Instances

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The Canadian Hymnal #d43
The Canadian Hymnal #d43
The New Canadian Hymnal: a collection of hymns and music for Sunday schools, young people's societies, prayer & praise meetings, family circles #296Page Scan
Triumphant Songs No.2 #114TextAudioPage Scan
Windows of Heaven: hymns new and old for the church, sunday school and home (New ed.) #159Page Scan
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