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My Dearest Friend

I have a friend, a precious friend, Who keeps me day by day

Author: Mrs. J. M. Hunter
Tune: [I have a friend, a precious friend] (Showalter)
Published in 7 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 I have a friend, a precious friend,
Who keeps my day by day,
On whom my hopes of Heav’n depend,
Who is my guide and stay.

My dearest friend, my truest friend,
My friend in life, my friend in death,
Unto His name let praise ascend,
With glad, with glad exultant breath.

2 I need not feel one anxious thought,
Or know one pressing care,
But that I may—His word hath taught—
Take unto Him in prayer. [Refrain]

3 O sinner, take Him for your friend,
His grace is free to all;
He will the trusting soul defend,
Nor suffer it to fall. [Refrain]

4 ’Tis sweet to feel His presence near,
And on His strength rely,
To know that He thro’ life will cheer,
Support when death is nigh. [Refrain]

5 ’Tis sweet to work for such a friend;
Dear Lord, our efforts guide,
For if Thou wilt Thy blessing send,
The work shall e’er abide. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10539

Author: Mrs. J. M. Hunter

Early 20th Century Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I have a friend, a precious friend, Who keeps me day by day
Title: My Dearest Friend
Author: Mrs. J. M. Hunter
Refrain First Line: My dearest friend, my truest friend
Publication Date: 1907
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #10539
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)