I Have a Friend

I have a friend who is able to save me

Author: Civilla D. Martin
Tune: [I have a Friend who is able to save me]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I have a Friend who is able to save me,
He is my Brother, and yet He is God;
He made the world, and He came from the glory,
Just to redeem me thro’ His precious blood.

I have a Friend He is King of the Ages,
On His great love I may ever depend;
Trouble or sorrow cannot overwhelm me,
I have a Friend, yes, an Almighty Friend.

2 I have a Friend who is willing to save me,
“Come unto me” is the word of His grace;
Tho’ I am sinful, from sin He will cleanse me,
And in His kingdom will give me a place. [Chorus]

3 I have a Friend, and He saves me this moment,
“Glory to God” is the song I now sing;
I am redeemed, and my gracious Redeemer,
Liveth in me as my Lord and my King. [Chorus]

Source: Kingdom Songs: for use in the Sunday School, the young people's meeting, the devotional service #158

Author: Civilla D. Martin

Martin, Civilla Durfee (Jordan Falls, Nova Scotia, August 21, 1866--March 9, 1948, Atlanta, Georgia). Daughter of James N. and Irene (Harding) Holden. She married Rev. John F. Geddes, Congregational minister of Coventryvilee, N.Y. at Jordan Falls Methodist Church, Shelbourne Co., Nova Scotia, on May 19, 1891. There is thus far no information about their marriage and its end. After several years of teaching school, she married Walter Stillman Martin, a Baptist minister, and traveled with him in evangelistic work. However, because of frail health, she was compelled to remain home much of the time. In 1916, they became members of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). They had one son, A.G. Martin. In her writing, she used only her initia… Go to person page >

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First Line: I have a friend who is able to save me
Title: I Have a Friend
Author: Civilla D. Martin
Refrain First Line: I have a friend, he is king
Copyright: Public Domain


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Kingdom Songs #158

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