My path is pleasant

Representative Text

1 My path is pleasant, the sky is bright;
My yoke is easy, my burden light;
My soul is singing by day and night,
Jesus and I are friends.

Refrain:
Jesus and I are friends, true friends,
Many sweet moments with me he spends,
Oh, joy is mine, and peace divine,
For Jesus and I are friends.

2 From old companions I’ve turned away;
In search of pleasures no more I stray,
For sweet contentment is mine today,
Jesus and I are friends. [Refrain]

3 He saw me sinking in sin and shame,
And to my rescue, with love, he came;
Since then I’ve loved him and praised his name,
Jesus and I are friends. [Refrain]

4 Oh, naught shall sever my Friend and me,
I’ll cling to him for eternity;
In life, in death, this my song shall be:
Jesus and I are friends. [Refrain]

Source: United Praise: for use in Sunday Schools, Young People's Societies and other Church Services #125

Author: James Rowe

Pseudonym: James S. Apple. James Rowe was born in England in 1865. He served four years in the Government Survey Office, Dublin Ireland as a young man. He came to America in 1890 where he worked for ten years for the New York Central & Hudson R.R. Co., then served for twelve years as superintendent of the Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society. He began writing songs and hymns about 1896 and was a prolific writer of gospel verse with more than 9,000 published hymns, poems, recitations, and other works. 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 path is pleasant
Author: James Rowe
Refrain First Line: Jesus and I are friends

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