Not a Friend But Jesus

Not a friend but Jesus

Author: Lucy A. Bennett
Tune: [Not a friend but Jesus]
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1 Not a friend but Jesus
Fully understands;
All the secret lieth
In His holy hands.

2 Not a heart that beateth
Beateth wholly true;
He alone who made us
Reads us through and through.

3 Not an eye around us
Reads the tale aright:
But in Him no darkness
Who is Light of light.

4 Not a hand uplifted
For our sorest need,
But His “I am with thee”
Maketh blest indeed.

Source: Hymns of Consecration and Faith #291

Author: Lucy A. Bennett

Lucy A. Bennett was born on January 8, 1850 in Green Farm, Falfield, Glou­ces­ter­shire, Eng­land. She was a staunch Methodist and a poet. She began to write poems, hymns and prose at an early age. As a young woman, she attended Keswick Conventions where she met and corresponded with prominent Christian leaders, including Christina Rosseti and C. H. Spurgeon. She was active at Mount Pleasant Chapel where she arranged for ministers, led a Bible Class for women, and visited and helped the poor and needy. She helped to found All Nations College, Upper Norwood and Mount Hermon College, Streatham Common. She died on March 10, 1927 Dianne Shapiro, from Mid-Victorian Poetry, 1860-1879: an annotated biobiliography by Catherine W. Reilly (Lon… Go to person page >

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First Line: Not a friend but Jesus
Title: Not a Friend But Jesus
Author: Lucy A. Bennett
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


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Hymns of Consecration and Faith #291

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