Jesus is my Friend most precious

Jesus is my Friend most precious

Author: J. Arrhenius
Published in 6 hymnals

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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."


Source: The Hymnal and Order of Service #470

Author: J. Arrhenius

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  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Jesus is my Friend most precious
Swedish Title: Jesus är min vän den bäste
Author: J. Arrhenius
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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The Hymnal and Order of Service #470


The Hymnal and Order of Service #470

The Hymnal of the Evangelical Lutheran Augustana Synod. Text ed. #d258

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