Jesus is the Children's Friend

Jesus is the children's friend, Precious friend, tender friend

Author: E. A. Hoffman
Tune: [Jesus is the children's friend] (Hoffman)
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Jesus is the children’s friend,
Precious friend, tender friend;
Loves with love that knows no end;
What a precious friend!

We will love and serve Him still,
And His kind commands fulfil;
Try to do His holy will;—
Precious, precious friend!

2 When we pray, the Lord is near,
Very near, very near.
And will our petitions hear;
What a precious friend! [Refrain]

3 He will make us good and pure,
Good and pure, good and pure,
If we in His love endure;
What a precious friend! [Refrain]

Source: Fair as the Morning. Hymns and Tunes for Praise in the Sunday-School #183

Author: E. 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 the children's friend, Precious friend, tender friend
Title: Jesus is the Children's Friend
Author: E. A. Hoffman
Refrain First Line: We will love and serve Him still
Publication Date: 1891
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.
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