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I have been to Jesus and he heard my prayer

I have been to Jesus and he heard my prayer

Author: William C. Poole
Tune: [I have been to Jesus and He heard my prayer]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I have been to Jesus and He heard my prayer,
I have told my Saviour all my grief and care;
He is always ready all my load to share,
For he is my dearest friend.

Refrain:
Yes He is my dearest friend,
Yes He is my dearest friend,
By His loving side, I would e’er abide,
For He is my dearest friend.

2 I have told to Jesus what I want to be,
I have told my Master all my dreams and He
All the time is ready with His help for me,
For he is my dearest friend. [Refrain]

3 I have told to Jesus all my wrong and sin,
I have been forgiven and made white within;
By His power the victory I always win,
For he is my dearest friend. [Refrain]

4 All along life’s journey till I reach the end,
Till my songs with angels up in heaven blend,
I will trust His love whatever He may send,
For he is my dearest friend. [Refrain]

Source: Alexander's Hymns No. 4 #51

Author: William C. Poole

William C. Poole was born and raised on a farm in Maryland. His parents belonged to the Methodist church. He graduated from Washington College and became a Methodist minister in Wilmington, Delaware area. He was pastor of McCabe Memorial, Richardson Park and other churches. In 1913 he was superintendent of the Anti-Saloon League of Delaware. He wrote about five hundred hymns. The writing was done as recreation and a diversion from his pastoral work. His goal in writing as well as in being a minister was to help people. 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 been to Jesus and he heard my prayer
Author: William C. Poole
Refrain First Line: Yes, he is my dearest friend

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Alexander's Gospel Songs and Solos #d37

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Alexander's Hymns No. 4 #51

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