My Lord and I

I have a Friend so precious, So very dear to me

Author: L. Shorey
Published in 90 hymnals

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1 I have a Friend so precious,
So very dear to me,
He loves me with such tender love,
He loves so faithfully;
I could not live apart from Him,
I love to feel Him nigh,
And so we dwell together, My Lord and I.

2 Sometimes I'm faint and weary,
He knows that I am weak,
And as He bids me lean on Him
His help I gladly seek;
He leads me in the paths of light,
Beneath a sunny sky,
And so we walk together, My Lord and I.

3 I tell Him all my sorrows,
I tell Him all my joys,
I tell Him all that pleases me,
I tell Him what annoys;
He tells me what I ought to do,
He tells me how to try,
And so we talk together, My Lord and I.

4 He knows how I am longing
Some weary soul to win,
And so He bids me go and speak the loving word for Him;
He bids me tell His wondrous love,
And why He came to die,
And so we work together, My Lord and I.

Source: Hallowed Hymns, New and Old #63

Author: L. Shorey

L. Shorey (Mary Ann Elizabeth Lancaster, née Shorey), was born in London, Jan. 27, 1851, and now (1906) resides in Forest Drive, Leyonstone, Essex. She is the author of many hymns and poems which have appeared as leaflets, in her The Broken Angel, and other Poems, 1892, and elsewhere. Three of them, first printed in the Baptist newspaper and included in the 1902 edition of Hymns of Consecration and Faith, are:— 1. I have a Friend so precious. [The Love of Christ.] "Written one Sunday morning in the summer of 1890. While busy with household affairs some thoughts suggested by the sermon heard the previous evening (on St. Matt. xi. 29) at Leytonstone, began to shape themselves in rhyme." The complete hymn was first printe… Go to person page >



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