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Have You Heard?

Have you heard the news proclaimed

Author: Samuel Alman
Tune: [Have you heard the news proclaimed]
Published in 8 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Have you heard the news proclaimed,
How the wanderers are reclaimed,
And the blind, and halt, and maimed,
Have a friend in Jesus?

A friend in need, a friend indeed,
Have you this friend in Jesus?

2 Have you heard the tidings go,
Into homes of want and woe,
There to let poor sinners know
What a friend in Jesus? [Refrain]

3 In the sick-ward by the cot,
When the throbbing brow is hot,
Creature helps availing not,
Oh, how sweet is Jesus! [Refrain]

4 Have you in the prison cell,
Heard those sweetest notes which tell
For condemned ones, all is well,
When they trust in Jesus? [Refrain]

5 Let your voices thus proclaim,
In the haunts of sin and shame,
Free forgiveness in His name,
Precious name of Jesus. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10279

Author: Samuel Alman

Samuel Alman was born February 6, 1844 in Wales. He enlisted in the United States Navy in 1854 as an apprentice and served until 1868. He was at the Washington Navy Yard when Lincoln was shot and was one of the few men who knew of the final disposition of J. Wilkes Booth's body, but he was sworn to secrecy. At one time he was commander-in-chief of the National Association of Naval Veterans, holding the title of Admiral. He was also chaplain of the G.A.R. and the Farragut Association of Naval Veterans. After two years of service with the United States Government, he resigned and became an evangelist, taking charge of the mission that later became Emmanuel Baptist Church in Manhattan. He was ordained in the Fifth Avenue Baptist Church in 1871… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Have you heard the news proclaimed
Title: Have You Heard?
Author: Samuel Alman
Language: English
Refrain First Line: A friend in need, a friend indeed
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #10279
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The Cyber Hymnal #10279

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