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I've a blest companion ever at my side

I've a blest companion ever at my side

Author: Avis B. Christiansen
Tune: [I've a blest companion ever at my side]
Published in 4 hymnals

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Full Text

1. I’ve a blest companion ever at my side;
He’s my Lord and Savior, and He’s my guide;
I am trusting daily in His love divine;
He’s a friend of mine.

Jesus is a friend of mine,
Friend of mine, a friend of mine;
Sweeter ever sweeter, is His love divine;
Jesus is a friend of mine.

2. When I meet temptations Jesus bears me through,
Gives me blessèd vict’ry and keeps me true;
Heaven’s golden sunlight round my path doth shine;
He’s a friend of mine. [Refrain]

3. What a friend is Jesus in this world of woe!
Oh, how sweet to trust Him, His love to know—
Blessèd Lord and Savior, I’m so glad I’m Thine;
He’s a friend of mine. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #3250

Author: Avis B. Christiansen

Avis Marguerite Burgeson was born in 1895 and lived in Chicago all her life. She attended the Moody Church, pastored for many years by Dr. Harry Ironside. In 1917, Avis Burgeson married Ernest Christiansen who later became a vice president of Moody Bible Institute. She was a modest and retiring woman, and sometimes used pen names: Avis Burgesson, Christian B. Anson and Constance B. Reid. She began writing poems in childhood, and before her death in 1985 had written thousands of them. She died in 1985. NN, Hymnary  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I've a blest companion ever at my side
Author: Avis B. Christiansen
Refrain First Line: Jesus is a friend of mine



The Cyber Hymnal #3250
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