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What though my joys and comfort die?
The Lord my savior liveth.
What though the darkness gather round?
Songs in the night he giveth.

(My Life Flows On In Endless Song)

My glory and joy

I have a precious friend

Author: James Rowe
Tune: [I have a precious friend, supernal]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I have a precious friend, supernal,
Whose praises now my lips employ;
Whose loving kindness is eternal,
And He’s my glory and my joy.

He is my glory, my endless glory,
My comfort and my joy is He;
And thro’ the ages I’ll tell the story
Of what His love has done for me.

2 He keeps me on the path to heaven,
And gives me blessings o’er and o’er;
And so the love that I have give
Will be increasing more and more. [Refrain]

3 Oh, I shall praise Him more forever,
And magnify His mighty love;
And cease to labor for Him never,
Till I behold His face above. [Refrain]

Source: Williston Hymns #103

Author: James Rowe

Pseudonym: James S. Apple. James Rowe was born in England in 1865. He served four years in the Government Survey Office, Dublin Ireland as a young man. He came to America in 1890 where he worked for ten years for the New York Central & Hudson R.R. Co., then served for twelve years as superintendent of the Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society. He began writing songs and hymns about 1896 and was a prolific writer of gospel verse with more than 9,000 published hymns, poems, recitations, and other works. 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 precious friend
Title: My glory and joy
Author: James Rowe
Refrain First Line: He is my glory, my endless glory


Instances (1 - 2 of 2)

Rodeheaver's Sunday School Songs #d75

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Williston Hymns #103

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