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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.

Refrain:
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

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Media

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



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