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What though my joys and comfort die?
The Lord my savior liveth.
What though the darkness gather round?
Songs in the night he giveth.

(My Life Flows On In Endless Song)

My Heavenly Friend

I have a friend in heaven

Author: Ida L. Reed
Tune: [I have a Friend in heaven]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I have a Friend in heaven,
A faithful, loving Friend,
Whose holy presence ever,
My footsteps doth attend.
Though earthly friends forsake me,
I will not be alone,
For He is ever with me,
And I am all His own.

Though earthly friends forsake me,
I will not be alone,
For He is ever with me,
And I am all His own.

2 I have a Friend in heaven,
Who shareth all my grief,
To Him I take my burdens,
He grants my soul relief.
His care is ever o’er me,
He guides me day by day,
Makes straight the path before me,
Sheds light upon my way. [Chorus]

3 I have a Friend in heaven,
A strong and mighty Friend,
Whose tender love will ever
Go with me to the end.
Though earthly ties be broken,
I cannot be alone,
For Jesus walks beside me,
And I am all His own. [Chorus]

Source: Gems and Jewels #94

Author: Ida L. Reed

Ida Lilliard Reed, 1865-1951 Born: November 30, 1865, near Ar­den, Bar­bour Coun­ty, West Vir­gin­ia. Died: Ju­ly 8, 1951, Ar­den, West Vir­gin­ia. Buried: Eb­e­nez­er Meth­odi­st Church, Ar­den, West Vir­gin­ia. Reed is said to have writ­ten 2,000 hymns in her life­time. In 1939, the Amer­i­can So­ci­e­ty of Com­pos­ers, Au­thors and Pub­lish­ers re­cog­nized her "sub­stan­tial con­tri­bu­tion to Amer­i­can mu­sic" by award­ing her a small "week­ly bo­nus." © The Cyber Hymnal™ (www.hymntime.com/tch) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I have a friend in heaven
Title: My Heavenly Friend
Author: Ida L. Reed
Refrain First Line: Though earthly friends forsake
Publication Date: 1890
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.


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Gems and Jewels #94

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