He is a friend indeed

Once I was blind, I could not see the Savior

Author: L. W. White
Tune: [Once I was blind, I could not see the Savior]
Published in 9 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Once I was blind, I could not see the Saviour,
And, oh, how dark was all the world to me!
Lonely and sad, I tho’t that I could never
Find Him who died on Calvary for me.

He’s a friend indeed, a friend for time of need;
Gracious and tender has Jesus been indeed;
Oh! How He saves, and bears my many burdens!
He’s the only Friend that sinners ever need.

2 Once I was lame, and could not follow Jesus;
Wounded by sin, I fainted by the way;
Christ, the Physician, healed my broken spirit;
Now He sustains and leads me all the way. [Refrain]

3 Christ is my Lord, the wonderful Redeemer,
Light of my soul, my Prophet, Priest and King;
He is my all and I am His forever;
Help me His praise forevermore to sing. [Refrain]

Source: The Best of All: complete #269

Author: L. W. White

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Text Information

First Line: Once I was blind, I could not see the Savior
Title: He is a friend indeed
Author: L. W. White
Refrain First Line: He's a friend indeed, a friend in time of need
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 9 of 9)

Banner Hymns (1st ed) #d112

Gospel Melodies #d149

Holiness to the Lord #d156

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Priceless Pearls #18

Sowing and Reaping #d94

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The Best of All #269

The Happy Singer #d112

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The New Century Hymnal #123

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