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More Than a Friend to Me

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1 The Savior of sinners from glory came down,
My hope of salvation to be;
Was scourged for my guilt, and was mocked with a crown—
He’s more than a friend to me.

He’s more than a friend, more than a friend,
He’s more than a friend to me;
This Savior of sinners, this King of all kings,
Is more than a friend to me.

2 When broken with sorrow, and trembling with fear,
To Him with my burden I flee;
No matter what troubles or trials appear—
He’s more than a friend to me. [Refrain]

3 In moments of weakness upon Him I lean,
His promise my hope and my plea;
So gently He leads, tho’ His hand is unseen—
He’s more than a friend to me. [Refrain]

4 Sometime in His beauty, thro’ wonderful grace,
This King of all kings I shall see;
And oh, ’twill be heaven to look on His face—
He’s more than a friend to me. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10853

Author: Charles Hutchinson Gabriel

Pseudonyms: C. D. Emerson, Charlotte G. Homer, S. B. Jackson, A. W. Lawrence, Jennie Ree… Go to person page >

Author: Lizzie DeArmond

Lizzie De Armond was a prolific writer of children's hymns, recitations and exercises. When she was twelve years old her first poem was published in the Germantown, Pa. Telegraph, however, it was not until she was a widow with eight children to support that she started writing in earnest. She wrote articles, librettos, nature stories and other works, as well as hymns. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The Savior of sinners from glory came down
Title: More Than a Friend to Me
Author: Charles Hutchinson Gabriel
Author: Lizzie DeArmond
Language: English
Refrain First Line: He's more than a friend, more than a friend
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #10853
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The Cyber Hymnal #10853

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