I Am Jesus' Little Friend

I am Jesus' little friend, On his mercy I depend

Author: Fanny Crosby
Published in 7 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I am Jesus’ little friend;
On His mercy I depend;
If I try to please Him ever,
If I grieve His Spirit never,
O how very good to me
Will my Savior always be!

I am Jesus’ little friend;
On His mercy I depend.

2 Very young and weak am I,
Yet He guides me with His eye;
In a pleasant path He leads me,
With a gentle hand He feeds me,
Chides me when I’m doing wrong,
Listens to my happy song. [Refrain]

3 He is with me all the day,
With me in my busy play;
O’er my waking and my sleeping,
Jesus still a watch is keeping;
I can lay me down and rest,
Sweetly pillowed on His breast. [Refrain]

4 I am Jesus’ little friend;
On His mercy I depend;
Jesus will forsake me never;
He will keep me safe forever;
How I wish my heart could be,
Loving Savior, more like Thee! [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #12773

Author: Fanny Crosby

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Text Information

First Line: I am Jesus' little friend, On his mercy I depend
Title: I Am Jesus' Little Friend
Author: Fanny Crosby
Meter: with refrain
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



DEJLIG ER DEN HIMMEL BLAA is an anonymous Danish tune said to be the work of an old man unversed in music composition (around 1840). The tune was first published in Andreas Berggren's Melodier til den af Roeskildes Praesteconvent udgivne Psalmebog (1853). A charming tune, DEJLIG ER DEN HIMMEL BLAA i…

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[I am Jesus' little friend] (Doane)



The Cyber Hymnal #12773
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The Cyber Hymnal #12773

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