Jesus, Our Friend

Sweet 'tis to sing of Thee

Author: George F. Root
Published in 31 hymnals

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1 Sweet 'tis to sing of Thee,
Jesus, our heav'nly Friend;
Praising Thy love so free,
Jesus, our Friend.
O for a heart to praise,
Through all our earthly days,
Thy wondrous works and ways,
Jesus, our Friend.

2 Tender and patient Thou,
Jesus, our heav'nly Friend;
To Thy dear love we bow,
Jesus, our Friend.
O in Thy Spirit pure,
May we our ills endure,
Trusting Thy promise sure,
Jesus, our Friend.

3 Ever be near our side,
Jesus, our heav'nly Friend;
Our Shepherd and our Guide,
Jesus, our Friend.
That we through all our days
May gladly sing and praise
Thy wondrous works and ways,
Jesus, our Friend.

Source: Evangelical Lutheran hymnal: with music #502

Author: George F. Root

Root, George F., MUS. DOC, born in Sheffield, Berkshire County, Mass., Aug. 30, 1820. He is much more widely known as a composer of popular music than as a hymn writer. Four of his hymns are in I. D. Sankey's Sacred Songs & Solos, 1878. Nos. 16, 100, 293, and 297. A sympathetic biographical sketch, with portrait, is in The Tonic Sol-Fa Reporter, Sep. 1886. He died Aug. 6, 1895. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)… Go to person page >

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First Line: Sweet 'tis to sing of Thee
Title: Jesus, Our Friend
Author: George F. Root
Copyright: Public Domain

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