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Jesus is my Friend

No thought brings sweeter joy to me

Author: Haldor Lillenas
Tune: [No thought brings sweeter joy to me]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 No tho’t brings sweeter joys to me,
And naught more glorious could be
Than that, for all eternity
I’ve Jesus as my friend.

I will not fear the stormy gale,
I’m anchored safe within the veil,
Sustaining power, God will lend,
For Jesus is my friend.

2 The surging waves that ‘round me roll,
The storm that comes to try my soul,
But drive me nearer to my goal,
When Jesus is my friend. [Refrain]

3 Why should I fear the night so long,
Or why deplore temptation strong,
I will not yield to sin or wrong
For Jesus is my friend. [Refrain]

4 The cares of life comes with the years,
Mine eyes may look thro’ blinding tears,
But banished are my anxious fears,
For Jesus is my friend. [Refrain]

5 When comes the dawn of endless day,
When mists of earth have rolled away,
And I my burdens down shall lay,
He still will be my friend. [Refrain]

Source: Glad Tidings in Song #68

Author: Haldor Lillenas

Born: No­vem­ber 19, 1885, Stord Is­land (near Ber­gen), Nor­way. Died: Au­gust 18, 1959, As­pen, Co­lo­ra­do. Buried: Flor­al Hills Cem­e­te­ry, Kan­sas Ci­ty, Mis­so­uri. Pseudonyms-- Vir­gin­ia Rose Gold­en Laverne Gray Richard Hainsworth Rev. H. N. Lines Robert Whitmore Ferne Winters Lillenas em­i­grat­ed to Amer­i­ca as a child; his fam­i­ly set­tled first in South Da­ko­ta, then moved to Or­e­gon in 1889. He at­tend­ed Deets Pa­ci­fic Bi­ble Coll­ege in Los An­ge­les, Cal­i­for­nia (later re­named to Pa­sa­de­na Coll­ege); stu­died mu­sic at the Sie­gel-My­ers School of Mu­sic in Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois; and re­ceived an hon­or­ary Doc­to… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: No thought brings sweeter joy to me
Title: Jesus is my Friend
Author: Haldor Lillenas
Refrain First Line: I will fear not the stormy gale



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Glad Tidings in Song #d51

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Glad Tidings in Song #68

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