Jesus, My Friend

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1 My Jesus! Blessed word of trust.
Your Jesus! None may sever
Your soul and mine from him we love,
Our Saviour, ours forever.

With joyful hearts a tribute bring,
The sinner's Friend is Lord and King,
The sinner's Friend is Lord and King.

2 Our Jesus! First and best of all,
Tho' earthly friends surround us,
Our richest Friend, whose blood has bought,
Whose seeking love has found us. [Refrain]

3 O Jesus, infinite and high,
Eternal Friend, and nearest,
Thy love has stoop'd to call us friends,
Be thou our best and dearest. [Refrain]

Source: Bible Study Songs: for junior societies, junior and primary Sunday schools #61

Author: Julia H. Johnston

Julia Harriet Johnston, who was born on Jan. 21, 1849, at Salineville, OH, in Columbiana County. Her father was a minister and he mother was a poet. She began writing when she was nine years old but really started writing verse in high school. She lived in Peoria, Ill. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: My Jesus! Blessed word of trust
Title: Jesus, My Friend
Author: Julia H. Johnston
Language: English
Refrain First Line: With joyful hearts a tribute bring
Copyright: Public Domain


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Bible Study Songs #61

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