I have a dear Savior, the best of my friends

I have a dear Savior, the best of my friends

Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Tune: [I have a dear Savior, the best of my friends]
Published in 6 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I have a dear Savior, the best of my friends;
No other with Christ can compare
Wherever the lot of my life may be cast,
To comfort and bless he is there.

Refrain:
Unspeakably precious is he,
Unspeakable precious to me,
In song and acclaim I praise the dear name
So full of love’s sweetness to me;
In song and acclaim I praise the dear name
Unspeakably precious to me.

2 I sing of his grace and his goodness all day,
The favor and beauty I share;
For Jesus illumines with sunshine my way,
And makes me the child of his care. [Refrain]

3 His love is the light and the joy of my heart,
And brings me contentment and peace;
I never could live from my Jesus apart;
No, I am eternally his. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Matchless Love: for evangelistic services, devotional meetings and Sunday schools #99

Author: Elisha A. Hoffman

Elisha Hoffman (1839-1929) after graduating from Union Seminary in Pennsylvania was ordained in 1868. As a minister he was appointed to the circuit in Napoleon, Ohio in 1872. He worked with the Evangelical Association's publishing arm in Cleveland for eleven years. He served in many chapels and churches in Cleveland and in Grafton in the 1880s, among them Bethel Home for Sailors and Seamen, Chestnut Ridge Union Chapel, Grace Congregational Church and Rockport Congregational Church. In his lifetime he wrote more than 2,000 gospel songs including"Leaning on the everlasting arms" (1894). The fifty song books he edited include Pentecostal Hymns No. 1 and The Evergreen, 1873. Mary Louise VanDyke… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I have a dear Savior, the best of my friends
Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Refrain First Line: Unspeakably precious is he

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 6 of 6)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Hymns of the Christian Life #d148
Hymns of the Christian Life. No. 3: for church worship, conventions, evangelistic services, prayer meetings, missionary meetings, revival services, rescue mission work and Sunday schools #202Page Scan
Pentecostal Hymns No. 2, a Winnowed Collection for Evangelistic Services #d66
Pentecostal Hymns No. 3: A winnowed collection for evangelical services, young people's societies and Sunday Schools #168Page Scan
Pentecostal Hymns Nos. 3 and 4 Combined #168Page Scan
Songs of Matchless Love: for evangelistic services, devotional meetings and Sunday schools #99TextAudioPage Scan
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