My Friend

I've a Friend, a precious Friend indeed

Author: B. B. Edmiaston
Tune: [I've a Friend, a precious Friend indeed]
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1 I’ve a friend, a precious friend indeed,
One who hears me when for help I plead,
Fills my soul with peace, gives me sweet release,
From the burdens hard to bear;
And I love Him more than all beside,
For upon the rugged cross He died,
Gave His life for me, that I might be free,
And His presence ever share.

2 I am walking with this friend each day;
Sweetest joy He gives me all the way,
Frees my soul from sin, makes me glad within,
Fills my life with love’s glad song;
When the storms of earth around me beat,
In His arms I find a sure retreat,
Safe from every harm, free from all alarm,
I am weak, but He is strong.

3 Tho’ the foes of earth may try my soul,
He will never give to them control;
On Him I depend, for He is my friend,
This He’s proven o’er and o’er;
When the clouds of grief around me rise,
Jesus comes to me, a glad surprise;
Drives the gloom away, turns my night to day—
I shall praise Him evermore.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #12182

Author: B. B. Edmiaston

Benard Bates Edmiaston Born: Ju­ly 16, 1881, Ben­netts, Bax­ter Coun­ty, Ar­kan­sas. Died: De­cem­ber 2, 1964, Bronte, Tex­as. Buried: Fair­view Ce­me­te­ry, Bronte, Tex­as. Bernard was the son of Da­vid W. Ed­mi­as­ton and Geor­gia Ann Flu­ty, and hus­band of El­la Al­len. He stu­died mu­sic un­der Ru­fus Tur­ner, Frank­lin Ei­land, W. H. Law­son, Ber­ry Mc­Gee, Em­mett Dean, G. W. Fields, John Her­bert, and ma­ny oth­ers, and taught sing­ing schools for at least 38 years. He wrote and pub­lished songs through the Trio Mu­sic Com­pa­ny, Wa­co, Tex­as, and was di­rec­tor of the South­ern De­vel­op­ment Nor­mal School of Mu­sic in W­aco. © The Cyber Hymnal™ ( Go to person page >

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First Line: I've a Friend, a precious Friend indeed
Title: My Friend
Author: B. B. Edmiaston
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #12182
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