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 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

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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, 1865-1936 Born: Feb­ru­a­ry 8, 1865, Yates City, Il­li­nois. Died: Sep­tem­ber 1, 1936, San­ta Bar­ba­ra, Cal­i­for­nia. Buried: Al­too­na Wal­nut Grove Cem­e­te­ry, Etowah Coun­ty, Al­a­ba­ma. Pseudonyms: Lewis Edgar Edgar Lewis Mary Slater A class­mate of evan­gel­ist Bil­ly Sun­day, Jones at­tend­ed the Moo­dy Bi­ble In­sti­tute. Af­ter grad­u­a­tion, he worked for the Young Men’s Christ­ian As­so­ci­a­tion in Da­ven­port, Io­wa; Fort Worth, Tex­as (1915); and San­ta Bar­ba­ra, Cal­i­forn­ia (1925). Hymn writ­ing was his avo­ca­tion. Sources: Hustad, P. 266 Reynolds, P. 327 Reynolds, P. 347 Taylor, P. 340 http:… Go to person page >

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First Line: Since to my heart he came to dwell
Title: My dearest Friend is Jesus
Author: Lewis E. Jones
Refrain First Line: My Friend, my Friend, my dearest Friend

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Songs of Praise and Salvation #64

Songs of Redemption #d213

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