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Jesus Is Mine

Now I have found a friend, Jesus is mine

Author: H. J. M. Hope
Published in 107 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Now I have found a Friend;
Jesus is mine;
His love shall never end;
Jesus is mine;
Though earthly joys decrease,
Though earthly friendships cease,
Now I have lasting peace:
Jesus is mine.

2 Though I grow poor and old,
Jesus is mine;
Though I grow faint and cold,
Jesus is mine:
He shall my wants supply;
His precious blood is nigh,
Naught can my hope destroy;
Jesus is mine.

3 When earth shall pass away,
Jesus is mine,
In the great judgment day,
Jesus is mine,
Oh! what a glorious thing,
Then to behold my King,
On tuneful harp to sing,
Jesus is mine.

4 Father! thy name I bless;
Jesus is mine;
Thine was the sovereign grace;
Praise shall be thine;
Spirit of holiness!
Sealing the Father's grace,
Thou mad'st my soul embrace
Jesus, as mine.

Source: Laudes Domini: a selection of spiritual songs, ancient and modern for use in the prayer-meeting #312

Author: H. J. M. Hope

Hope, Henry Joy McCracken, a bookbinder, son of James Hope, was born near Belfast, Ireland, in 1809; was in the employ of Messrs. Chambers, Dublin, for many years, and died at Shanemagowston, Dunadry, County Antrim, Ireland, Jan. 19, 1872. His hymn, "Now I have found a Friend" (Jesus the Friend) was privately printed in 1852. It seems to have been suggested by Mrs. Bonar's "Pass away, earthly joy" (p. 162, i.), stanza iv. of which is sometimes associated with it. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Now I have found a friend, Jesus is mine
Title: Jesus Is Mine
Author: H. J. M. Hope
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Jesus is mine
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 2 of 2)

The Baptist Hymnal #355


The Cyber Hymnal #4626

Include 105 pre-1979 instances
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