Ne'er such a friend

Lost on the pathway of sin's bitter nightfall

Author: James Gillespie
Tune: [Lost on the pathway of sin's bitter nightfall]
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 Lost on the pathway of sins' bitter nightfall,
Dark all around me, no breaking of day;
Groping so wearily, knowing not whether
Light was before me or still darker way.
I ne'er had a friend such as this Friend,
Stooping so low,
Loving me so;
I ne'er had a friend such as this Friend,
'Tis heaven His friendship to know.

2 Saved by His coming, O glorious dawning,
Jesus He found me when nearing the end;
Freely forgave me, and lovingly saved me,
Bearing my sorrow; was e'er such a Friend!
I ne'er had a friend such as this Friend,
Stooping so low,
Loving me so;
I ne'er had a friend such as this Friend,
'Tis heaven His friendship to know.

3 Sweet is the friendship of service with Jesus,
Deeper the fulness of His saving grace;
Filled with His gladness, and knowing no sadness,
Under the sunshine of His smiling face.
I ne'er had a friend such as this Friend,
Stooping so low,
Loving me so;
I ne'er had a friend such as this Friend,
'Tis heaven His friendship to know.

4 Now in the footsteps of this Friend I follow,
Half of His goodness I never can sing;
Far on the home-track by faith I can see Him,
Blessed Redeemer, my Saviour and King.
I ne'er had a friend such as this Friend,
Stooping so low,
Loving me so;
I ne'er had a friend such as this Friend,
'Tis heaven His friendship to know.


Source: Melodies of Grace and Truth #58

Author: James Gillespie

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Text Information

First Line: Lost on the pathway of sin's bitter nightfall
Title: Ne'er such a friend
Author: James Gillespie
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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