I have a friend, o, such a friend

I have a friend, o, such a friend

Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Tune: [I have a Friend, o, such a Friend]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I have a Friend, oh, such a Friend!
His precious life He gave me,
When on the cross He shed His blood
To ransom and to save me.

Refrain:
O Jesus, Saviour, precious Friend!
Abide with me unto the end;
With me, with me,
Abide unto the end.

2 I have a Friend, oh, such a Friend!
My sins He has forgiven;
He is my peace and righteousness,
My happiness and heaven. [Refrain]

3 I have a Friend, oh, such a Friend!
Whose mercy is unfailing,
Whose earnest pleas before the throne
For me is now availing. [Refrain]

4 I have a Friend, oh, such a Friend!
My hope and my salvation;
Let all the blood-washed bring to Him
Eternal acclamation. [Refrain]

Source: Fair as the Morning. Hymns and Tunes for Praise in the Sunday-School #106

Author: Elisha A. Hoffman

Elisha Hoffman (1839-1929) after graduating from Union Seminary in Pennsylvania was ordained in 1868. As a minister he was appointed to the circuit in Napoleon, Ohio in 1872. He worked with the Evangelical Association's publishing arm in Cleveland for eleven years. He served in many chapels and churches in Cleveland and in Grafton in the 1880s, among them Bethel Home for Sailors and Seamen, Chestnut Ridge Union Chapel, Grace Congregational Church and Rockport Congregational Church. In his lifetime he wrote more than 2,000 gospel songs including"Leaning on the everlasting arms" (1894). The fifty song books he edited include Pentecostal Hymns No. 1 and The Evergreen, 1873. Mary Louise VanDyke… Go to person page >

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First Line: I have a friend, o, such a friend
Author: Elisha A. Hoffman

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