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O Jesus, friend unfailing

O Jesus, friend unfailing

Translator: H. K. Burlingham; Author: S. C. G. Kuester (1829)
Published in 12 hymnals

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1 O, Jesus, Friend unfailing,
How dear Thou art to me;
Are cares or fears assailing,
I find my strength in Thee.
Why should my feet grow weary
Of this my pilgrim way;
Rough tho’ the path and dreary,
It ends in perfect day.

2 What fills my heart with gladness,
‘Tis thine abounding grace;
Where can I look in sadness,
Bu, Jesus, on Thy face.
My all is Thy providing,
Thy love can ne’er grow cold;
In Thee, my refuge, hiding,
No good wilt Thou withhold.

2Forev’ry tribulation,
Forev’ry sore distress,
In Christ I’ve full salvation,
Sure help and quiet rest.
No fear of foes prevailing,
I triumph, Lord, in Thee;
O Jesus, Friend unfailing,
How dear Thou art to me.

Source: Crowning Day No. 2 #208

Translator: H. K. Burlingham

Burlingham, Hannah Kilham, eldest daughter of Henry Burlingham of Evesham. She died at Evesham, May 15, 1901, aged 59. Many of her translations from the German are noted in this Dictionary. See list, p. 1507, iii, [Rev. James Mearns. M.A.] --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907) ----------------- She was raised in a Quaker family, Burlingham and became associated with the Plymouth Brethren around 1863. Many of her religious poems and translations appeared in the British Herald. © The Cyber Hymnal™. Used by permission. (  Go to person page >

Author: S. C. G. Kuester

Küster, Samuel Christian Gottfried, son of S. C. K. Küster, inspector and chief pastor at Havelberg, Brandenburg, was born at Havelberg, Aug. 18, 1762. After studying at the University of Berlin (D.D. 1835) he became third pastor of the Friedrich-Werder Church at Berlin, in 1786; in 1793 second pastor; and in 1797 chief pastor and superintendent, on the death of his father (who had been called to this church in 1771). He died at Eberswalde (Neustadt-E.), near Berlin, Aug. 22, 1838 ( Allg. Deutsche Biographie, xvi. 439, &c: He was one of the editors of the Berlin Gesang-Buch , 1829, and contributed to it two hymns, Nos. 294 and 549; and in 1831 published a small volume of Kurze lebensgeschichtliche Nachrichten regarding the authors of th… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O Jesus, friend unfailing
German Title: O Jesu, Freund der Seelen
Author: S. C. G. Kuester (1829)
Translator: H. K. Burlingham
Meter: D
Language: English



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