I have a friend, a precious friend, O how he loves me

I have a friend, a precious friend, O how he loves me

Author: Johnson Oatman
Tune: [I have a friend, a precious friend] (Gilmour)
Published in 9 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 I have a Friend, a precious Friend,
Oh, how he loves me;
He says his love will never end,
Oh, how he loves me;

Refrain:
Oh, how he loves me,
Oh, how he loves me;
I know not why, I only cry,
“Oh, how he loves me.”

2 Why he should come I cannot tell,
Oh, how he loves me;
In my poor broken heart to dwell,
Oh, how he loves me; [Refrain]

3 He died to save my soul from death,
Oh, how he loves me;
I’ll praise him while he gives me breath,
Oh, how he loves me; [Refrain]

4 He walks with me along life’s road,
Oh, how he loves me;
He carries every heavy load,
Oh, how he loves me; [Refrain]

5 He has a home prepared for me,
Oh, how he loves me;
With him I’ll spend eternity,
Oh, how he loves me; [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Revival Power #19

Author: Johnson Oatman

Johnson Oatman, Jr., son of Johnson and Rachel Ann Oatman, was born near Medford, N. J., April 21, 1856. His father was an excellent singer, and it always delighted the son to sit by his side and hear him sing the songs of the church. Outside of the usual time spent in the public schools, Mr. Oatman received his education at Herbert's Academy, Princetown, N. J., and the New Jersey Collegiate Institute, Bordentown, N. J. At the age of nineteen he joined the M.E. Church, and a few years later he was granted a license to preach the Gospel, and still later he was regularly ordained by Bishop Merrill. However, Mr. Oatman only serves as a local preacher. For many years he was engaged with his father in the mercantile business at Lumberton… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I have a friend, a precious friend, O how he loves me
Author: Johnson Oatman
Refrain First Line: O how he loves me
Copyright: Public Domain

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Instances

Instances (1 - 9 of 9)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Best Hymns No. 3: for services of song in Christian work #161Page Scan
Gospel Praises for Use in Meetings of Christian Worship #58Page Scan
Hymns of the Heart: for public worship, evangelistic campaigns, prayer meetings, young people's services, etc. #82Page Scan
Hymns that Help: in Sunday schools, young people's societies and other church services #115Page Scan
Redemption Songs: a choice collection of 1000 hymns and choruses for evangelistic meetings, solo singers, choirs and the home #347Page Scan
Songs of Revival Power #19TextAudioPage Scan
The Gospel Chorus: for use in prayer meetings, young people's societies and revivals #105Page Scan
The Gospel Pilot Hymnal: a collection of new and standard hymns for Sunday schools, young peoples' societies, gospel and social meetings #41Page Scan
The Sanctuary Hymnal, published by Order of the General Conference of the United Brethren in Christ #575Page Scan



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