An unseen friend

Close by your side stands an unseen friend

Author: John R. Clements
Tune: [Close by your side stands an unseen friend]
Published in 4 hymnals

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1 Close by your side stands an Unseen Friend,
Calling from sin away;
One who can make of your guilt an end;
Hear him now sweetly say:

Refrain:
“Seek ye the Lord while he may be found,”
He will your soul defend;
“Call ye upon him while he is near,”
He is your Unseen Friend.

2 List to the voice of this Unseen Friend,
Heeding his word to you;
Sorest of heartaches he’ll quickly mend;
Do as he bids you do. [Refrain]

3 Open your heart to this Unseen Friend,
Tell him your guilt and woe,
Ask him his aid in your cause to lend;
Mercy he will bestow. [Refrain]

4 Trust all your days to this Unseen Friend
Pathways of peace he’ll show;
Glad in his service your moments spend;
Go where he bids you go. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Matchless Love: for evangelistic services, devotional meetings and Sunday schools #5

Author: John R. Clements

John R. Clements was born in County Armagh, Ireland 28 November 1868 and was brought to the United States at the age of two years. He worked at the age of thirteen as a retail grocery clerk and had a successful wholesale grocery business. He began writing poetry when he was young. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Close by your side stands an unseen friend
Title: An unseen friend
Author: John R. Clements
Refrain First Line: Seek ye the Lord while he may be found

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Pentecostal Hymns No. 3: A winnowed collection for evangelical services, young people's societies and Sunday Schools #5Page Scan
Pentecostal Hymns Nos. 3 and 4 Combined #5Page Scan
Songs of Matchless Love: for evangelistic services, devotional meetings and Sunday schools #5TextAudioPage Scan
Songs of Praise, Number One ... for the General Assembly's Committee on Evangelistic Work #d19



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