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
Copyright: Public Domain


Instances (1 - 2 of 2)

Rodeheaver's Sunday School Songs #d75

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Williston Hymns #103

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