Hvilken vän vi ha i Jesus

Representative Text

1 Hvilken vän vi ha i Jesus,
Han vill hjälpa och förmår,
All vår börda själf han lättar,
När vår bön til honom går.
Ack, vi ofta friden mista,
Sorg och mörker blir vår lön,
Blott för det att vi ej bära
All vår nöd till Gud i bön.

2 Har du frestelser och pröfning,
Synes lifvets kamp dig svår?
Kraft och makt du återvinner,
Om i bön till Gud du går.
Om dig vänner fly och svika,
Får du hat till kärleks lön,
Endast Jesus kan di trösta:
Bär till honom allt i bön!

3 Är ditt hjärta fullt af oro
Och ej någon tröst dig når?
Jesus är din enda tillflykt,
Tröst af honom visst du får.
I hans hulda famn du finner
Ljuflig ro och hvila skön,
Om till honom blott du ilar
Med din nöd i tro och bön.

Source: Lutherförbundets Sångbok #S89

Author: Joseph Medlicott Scriven

Joseph M. Scriven (b. Seapatrick, County Down, Ireland, 1819; d. Bewdley, Rice Lake, ON, Canada, 1886), an Irish immigrant to Canada, wrote this text near Port Hope, Ontario, in 1855. Because his life was filled with grief and trials, Scriven often needed the solace of the Lord as described in his famous hymn. Educated at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, he enrolled in a military college to prepare for an army career. However, poor health forced him to give up that ambition. Soon after came a second blow—his fiancée died in a drowning accident on the eve of their wedding in 1844. Later that year he moved to Ontario, where he taught school in Woodstock and Brantford. His plans for marriage were dashed again when his new bride-to-be di… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Hvilken vän vi ha i Jesus
English Title: What a friend we have in Jesus
Author: Joseph Medlicott Scriven
Meter: 8.7.8.7 D
Language: Swedish
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

CONVERSE (Converse)

CONVERSE (also "Erie", named for the city in Pennsylvania where the composer lived for many years) was written in 1868 and published two years later in his Silver Wings under the pseudonym Karl Reden. The tune has also been called "Friendship." –Hymnal Companion to the Lutheran Book of Worship

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Barnvannens Lyra #d41

Lill Basunen, Innehallande Andliga Sanger #d44

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Lutherförbundets Sångbok #S89

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Nya Psalmisten #368

Soendagsskol-Bok, innehallande, Liturgi, Laesordning, och Sanger #d111

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Söndagsskolbok #160

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