He is a friend of mine

I have a friend indeed, a friend I often need

Author: C. Austin Miles
Tune: [I have a friend indeed]
Published in 8 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I have a friend indeed,
A friend I often need,
And when I need him he is always near,
To chide me when I’m wrong,
To fill my heart with song,
Or make the hidden way seem clear.

He is a friend of mine,
He is a friend of mine,
The ruler of the land and sea,
And yet he loveth me;
He is a friend of mine,
He is a friend of mine,
I would that you might know him too,
This friend of mine.

2 Now Jesus is his name,
His love is e’er the same;
And though my love for him may feeble grow,
Still through my tears I see
My friend awaiting me
And hand in hand we onward go. [Refrain]

3 It is enough for me
To know that he will be
A friend when all the rest forget my name;
When through the gates of gold
My chariot wheels have rolled,
He’ll be my loving friend the same. [Refrain]

Source: Jubilate : A Modern Sunday-School Hymnal #181

Author: C. Austin Miles

Charles Austin Miles (1868-1946) Born: Jan­u­a­ry 7, 1868, Lake­hurst, New Jer­sey. Died: March 10, 1946, Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia. Buried: Hill­crest Me­mor­i­al Park, Sew­ell, New Jer­sey. Pseudonym: A. A. Payn. Miles at­tende­d the Phil­a­del­phia Coll­ege of Phar­ma­cy and the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Penn­syl­van­ia. In 1892, he aban­don­ed his ca­reer as a phar­ma­cist and wrote his first Gos­pel song, “List ’Tis Je­sus’ Voice” which was pub­lished by the Hall-Mack Com­pa­ny. He served as ed­i­tor and man­a­ger at the Hall-Mack pub­lish­ers for 37 years. In his own words: It is as a writ­er of gos­pel songs I am proud to be known, for in that way I may be of the most… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I have a friend indeed, a friend I often need
Title: He is a friend of mine
Author: C. Austin Miles
Refrain First Line: For he is a friend of mine
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 8 of 8)
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His Praise #159

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Jubilate #181

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New Songs of Praise and Power 1-2-3 Combined #236

Songs of Faith and Triumph Nos. 1, 2 and 3 Combined #d92

The Bread of Life Songs #d48

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The Gospel Message No. 1 #33

The Gospel Message No. 1. Special ed. #d39

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The Gospel Message No. 3 #88

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