1 One there is, above all others,
well deserves the name of Friend;
His is love beyond a brother's,
costly, free, and knows no end;
they who once His kindness prove,
find it everlasting love!
2 Which of all our friends to save us,
could or would have shed their blood?
But our Jesus died to have us
reconciled in Him to God;
this was boundless love indeed!
Jesus is a Friend in need.
3 Men, when raised to lofty stations,
often know their friends no more;
slight and scorn their poor relations
though they valued them before.
But our Savior always owns
those whom He redeemed with groans.
4 When He lived on earth abased,
Friend of sinners was His name;
now, above all glory raised,
He rejoices in the same;
still He calls them brethren, friends,
and to all their wants attends.
5 Could we bear from one another
what He daily bears from us?
Yet this glorious Friend and Brother
loves us though we treat Him thus;
though for good we render ill,
He accounts us brethren still.
6 O for grace our hearts to soften!
Teach us, Lord, at length to love;
we, alas! forget too often
what a Friend we have above;
but when home our souls are brought,
we will love Thee as we ought.
Source: Hymns to the Living God #205
|First Line:||One there is, above all others, Well deserves the name of Friend|
|Author:||John Newton (1779)|
|Instances (1 - 8 of 8)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Ambassador Hymnal: for Lutheran worship #194||One There Is above All Others||One there is above all others||AMEN SJUNGE HVARJE TUNGA||John Newton, 1725-1807||87 87 77||1994||Encouragement | ; Jesus Christ | Friend; Praise | ; Prayer ||
|Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #149a||One there is above all others||One there is above all others||ALL SAINTS||John Newton||1983|
|Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #149b||One there is above all others||One there is above all others||ST. LEONARD (BACH)||John Newton||1983|
|Hymns to the Living God #205||One There Is Above All Others||One there is above all others||GODESBERG||John Newton||126.96.36.199.7||2017||Salvation ||
|The Baptist Hymnal: for use in the church and home #179||One there is above all others||One there is above all others||J. Newton||2012|
|The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #100||One There Is, Above All Others||One there is, above all others||DANA||John Newton, 1725-1807||188.8.131.52.7.7.||Proverbs 18:24; Luke 7:34; John 15:13-15; Romans 5:6-8||1996||Friendship with God | ; God | Glory; Reconciliation ||
|The Cyber Hymnal #5236||One There Is, Above All Others||One there is, above all others||ALL SAINTS OLD||John Newton||87.87.77||<cite>Olney Hymns</cite> (London: W. Oliver, 1779), number 53|
|Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #186||One There Is, above All Others||One there is, above all others||GODESBERG||John Newton||184.108.40.206.7.7.||Proverbs 18:24; Matthew 11:19; John 15:14||1990||Jesus Christ | His Love and Grace; Christ | Humanity of; Love | For Christ of God|