1 Jesus is my Friend most precious,
Never friend doth love as He;
Should I leave this Friend so gracious.
Spurn His wondrous love for me?
No! nor friend nor foe shall sever
Me from Him who loves me so;
His shall be my will forever.
There above, and here below.
2 Bitter death for me He suffered:
From all guilt He set me free;
To His Father He hath offered
Everlasting prayers for me.
Who is he that would condemn me?
Christ hath saved me by His grace;
Who can from my Saviour draw me?
I am safe in His embrace.
3 Now I am convinced that never
Life or death can sever me
From my blessèd Lord and Saviour;
Present things, nor things to be,
Height nor depth, nor fear nor favor,
Naught that heaven or earth affords
Makes the sacred promise waver:
"Ye are Christ's, and He's the Lord's."
Jakob Arrhenius was a Swedish hymnwriter and sacred poet. In 1687, Arrhenius became a professor of history at Upsala University, Sweden.
Source: Julian, John, Dictionary of Hymnology, 1907, p. 1000
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Display Title: Jesus is my Friend Most PreciousFirst Line: Jesus is my Friend most preciousTune Title: JESUS ÄR MIN VÄN DEN BÄSTEAuthor: Jacob Arrhenius, 1642-1725Meter: 8 7, 8 7. D.Date: 1901Subject: Sanctification |
Display Title: Jesus Is My Friend Most PreciousFirst Line: Jesus is my Friend most preciousTune Title: JESUS ÄR MIN VÄN DEN BÄSTEAuthor: Jacob Arrhenius; Prof. Victor Olof PetersonMeter: 8 7, 8 7. D.Date: 1926Subject: Way of Salvation | Sanctification; Names and Office of Christ | Friend