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There Never Was Such a Friend

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1 The sinner's friend is our Saviour dear,
His only hope and plea;
Tho' the world forsakes, he will still be near,
The same evermore is he.

Chorus:
There never, no, never, was such a friend,
We'll ever, yes, ever, on him depend;
For ever and ever, when we ascend,
We'll praise our Saviour and King.

2 O where on earth can we find a friend
So faithful and so true?
Who will pilot us to our journey's end,
And guide us the whole way through? [Chorus]

3 To friends of earth we must say good-by,
When death comes to our door;
But we'll go with him to that home on high,
And live on that peaceful shore. [Chorus]

Source: Light in the Valley: a new work of great merit for the Sunday school, revivals, Christian Endeavor, Epworth League, young people's society, and all forward movement along the line of battle... #35

Author: Johnson Oatman

Johnson Oatman, Jr., son of Johnson and Rachel Ann Oatman, was born near Medford, N. J., April 21, 1856. His father was an excellent singer, and it always delighted the son to sit by his side and hear him sing the songs of the church. Outside of the usual time spent in the public schools, Mr. Oatman received his education at Herbert's Academy, Princetown, N. J., and the New Jersey Collegiate Institute, Bordentown, N. J. At the age of nineteen he joined the M.E. Church, and a few years later he was granted a license to preach the Gospel, and still later he was regularly ordained by Bishop Merrill. However, Mr. Oatman only serves as a local preacher. For many years he was engaged with his father in the mercantile business at Lumberton… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The sinner's Friend is our Savior dear
Title: There Never Was Such a Friend
Author: Johnson Oatman
Language: English
Refrain First Line: There never, no, never was such a Friend
Copyright: Public Domain

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Light in the Valley #35

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