Have You a Friend Like That

I have a friend who is always the same

Author: Herbert Buffum
Tune: [I have a Friend who is always the same]
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I have a Friend who is always the same,
He never changes through sunshine or rain;
One who can share all my sorrow and pain,
Oh, have you a Friend like that?

Refrain:
Have you a Friend like the Savior so dear?
Have you a Friend who is always near?
A Friend who in sorrows can comfort and cheer,
Oh! have you a Friend like that?

2 This Friend knows all of my trials and grief,
He knows just how to send blessed relief;
All of His promises I can believe,
Oh, have you a Friend like that? [Refrain]

3 When other friendships of earthly life fail,
When fiery darts shall my spirit assail;
He gives me strength over all to prevail,
Oh, have you a Friend like that? [Refrain]

4 When I shall enter the valley of death,
Loved ones are waiting for my latest breath;
“Fear not for I will be with you” He saith,
Oh, have you a Friend like that? [Refrain]


Source: Rodeheaver's Gospel Solos and Duets #14

Author: Herbert Buffum

Herbert Buffum was born in La Fayette, Illinois 13 November 1879. He became a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. He started preaching at seventeen years of age. He did city mission work up and down the Pacific Coast and later in small towns in Kansas. He began publishing hymns at the age of eighteen. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I have a friend who is always the same
Title: Have You a Friend Like That
Author: Herbert Buffum
Refrain First Line: Have you a friend like the Savior so dear

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Diamonds #d73

Gospel Song Series No. 1 #d13

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Rodeheaver's Gospel Solos and Duets #14

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Songs for Service #124

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