Jesus is My Friend

Jesus is my Friend, and O, what joy it is to know

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Jesus is my Friend, and O, what joy it is to know]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Jesus is my Friend, and Oh, what joy it is to know
That He will ne’er forsake me, nor cease His love to show;
In Him I find sweet rest;
I lean upon His loving breast,
For Jesus is my Friend.

Refrain:
Jesus is my Friend,
Jesus is my Friend,
Tho’ friends may come and go, ‘tis sweet, this blessed truth to know,
That Jesus is my Friend.

2 Jesus is my Friend, and Oh, how sweet it is to dwell
Within His blessed shadow, who doeth all things well;
Beneath His wing I hide,
In peace I ever there abide,
For Jesus is my Friend. [Refrain]

3 Jesus is my Friend, and may this daily life of mine
Reflect His gracious image and in His likeness shine;
May I to others show
The grace He freely will bestow,
For Jesus is my Friend. [Refrain]

Source: Gospel Herald in Song #43

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

Pseudonym: Li­die H. Ed­munds. Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia 28 June 1851. She was educated in the public schools and after graduation from high school became a teacher. However, she developed a spinal malady which cut short her career and made her a shut-in for many years. During her convalescence, she studied English literature. She felt a need to be useful to her church and began writing poems for the primary department. she went on to teach Sunday school, take an active part in the Philadelphia Elementary Union and become Superintendent of the primary department of Calvin Presbyterian Church. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Jesus is my Friend, and O, what joy it is to know
Title: Jesus is My Friend
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: Jesus is my Friend

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