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Jesus Is a Precious Friend

Jesus is a precious Friend, O so kind and true

Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Tune: [Jesus is a precious friend: oh, so kind and true]
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Jesus is a precious friend: oh, so kind and true!
Full of tenderness and sympathy;
In the time of woe and care he my grief will share,
For he is a loving friend to me.

Refrain:
O this precious, precious friend,
On whose goodness I depend,
How he loves me, yes, loves me
With love that knows no end!
For he died upon the tree,
And in dying ransomed me,
And will love me, yes, love me
Thro’ all eternity.

2 Jesus is my dearest friend, and he walks with me
As I journey in the narrow way;
He assures me I am his, and bestows his peace,
So I’m happy in his love each day. [Refrain]

3 Jesus is the sinner’s friend, and he died for me,
And redeemed me by his wondrous grace;
And will lead me by the hand to the better land,
Where I hope to see him face to face. [Refrain]

Source: Showers of Blessing #67

Author: Elisha A. Hoffman

Elisha Hoffman (1839-1929) after graduating from Union Seminary in Pennsylvania was ordained in 1868. As a minister he was appointed to the circuit in Napoleon, Ohio in 1872. He worked with the Evangelical Association's publishing arm in Cleveland for eleven years. He served in many chapels and churches in Cleveland and in Grafton in the 1880s, among them Bethel Home for Sailors and Seamen, Chestnut Ridge Union Chapel, Grace Congregational Church and Rockport Congregational Church. In his lifetime he wrote more than 2,000 gospel songs including"Leaning on the everlasting arms" (1894). The fifty song books he edited include Pentecostal Hymns No. 1 and The Evergreen, 1873. Mary Louise VanDyke… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Jesus is a precious Friend, O so kind and true
Title: Jesus Is a Precious Friend
Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O how I love Jesus
Copyright: Public Domain

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Sacred Trio #382

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Showers of Blessing #67

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The Jewelled Crown #23

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The Sacred Trio #382

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