My Dearest Friend Is Jesus

Since to my heart He came to dwell

Author: Lewis E. Jones
Tune: [Since to my heart he came to dwell]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Since to my heart he came to dwell,
My dearest Friend is Jesus;
His wondrous love I’ll gladly tell,
My dearest Friend is Jesus.
His precious blood hath made me whole,
With him I’m pressing to the goal,
His blessed peace is in my soul,
My dearest Friend is Jesus.

Refrain:
My Friend, my Friend,
My dearest Friend is Jesus;
I have no fear, since he is near,
My precious Saviour, Jesus.

2 He takes the burden from my heart,
My dearest Friend is Jesus;
His life to me he doth impart,
My dearest Friend is Jesus.
His mercy reaches even me,
He breaks my bonds and sets me free,
In him is joy and liberty,
My dearest Friend is Jesus. [Refrain]

3 With willing tongue his praise I sing,
My dearest Friend is Jesus;
By loving service crown him King,
My dearest Friend is Jesus.
Beneath his wings I’m free from care,
My load of sin his shoulders bear,
My heart he doth inspire to prayer,
My dearest Friend is Jesus. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Praise and Salvation #64

Author: Lewis E. Jones

Lewis Edgar Jones USA 1865-1936. Born in Yates City, IL, his family moved near Davenport, IA, where he lived on a farm until age 21. He went into business for awhile, and attended the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. He was a classmate of evangelist, Billy Sunday. After graduating, he worked for the YMCA in Davenport, IA; Fort Worth, TX (1915, as general secretary); and Santa Barbara, CA (1925 as general secretary). Hymn writing was his avocation, and he wrote 200+, advising that many came from pastors’ sermons. He married Lora May Wright (1872-1950), and they had a daughter, Frances Ellen (1897-1982). He died in Santa Barbara, CA. John Perry  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Since to my heart He came to dwell
Title: My Dearest Friend Is Jesus
Author: Lewis E. Jones
Language: English
Refrain First Line: My Friend, my Friend, my dearest Friend
Copyright: Public Domain

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Songs of Praise and Salvation #64

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Songs of Redemption #64

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