My Best Friend

Christ is near, love and cheer to extend

Author: John M. Henson
Tune: [Christ is near love and cheer to extend]
Published in 4 hymnals

Author: John M. Henson

John Melvin Henson, 1887-1972 Born: August 23, 1887 in Cur­ryille, Georg­ia. Died: Ap­ril 22, 1972, At­lan­ta, Georg­ia. John Melvin Henson, who was born on Aug. 23, 1887, at Curryville, GA, and began teaching in singing schools in 1909. With Homer F. Morris, he founded the Morris-Henson Company. During his lifetime, he produced over 200 gospel songs, including "Anywhere Is Home," perhaps his best known, along with "I’ll Live In Glory," and "Happy Am I," that have appeared in some of our books. "Watching You" was copyrighted in 1915. The copyright was later owned by R. E. Winsett and eventually became the property of Ellis J. Crum. Henson died in 1972. Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Christ is near, love and cheer to extend
Title: My Best Friend
Author: John M. Henson



Instances (1 - 4 of 4)

Bells of Heaven #d6

Page Scan

New Songs of Praise #89

Sunday School and Revival Songs No.2 #d30

Three Hundred Country Chapel Songs and Hymns #d23

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