There are friends I recall that are dear

There are friends I recall that are dear

Author: Judson W. Van De Venter
Tune: [There are friends I recall]
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 There are friends I recall
That are dear to my mem’ry,
And they live ever treasured within;
But the dearest of all,
One I love more than any,
Is the one who has saved me from sin.

Refrain:
Dearest of all is the king, loving Saviour,
Jesus, who died for my sins, on the tree;
He is the best and the dearest of any,
Jesus, who pardoned and bade me go free.

2 There are dear ones of yore
That were near me in childhood,
And their love I shall ever extol;
But there’s none I adore
Like the blessed Redeemer,
Who was wounded to rescue my soul. [Refrain]

3 In my sins I was lost,
Far away from my Saviour,
I was doomed with the down-fallen race;
But the Lord paid the cost,
Gave his life to redeem me,
I was saved by his infinite grace. [Refrain]

Source: New Songs of the Gospel: for use in all religious meetings #20

Author: Judson W. Van De Venter

Judson W. Van DeVenter was born 15 December 1855 on a farm near the village of Dundee, Mishigan. He was educated in the country and village schools, and at Hillsdale College. He later moved to St. Petersburg, Florida. He wrote about 100 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: There are friends I recall that are dear
Author: Judson W. Van De Venter
Refrain First Line: Dearest of all is the kind, loving Savior

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New Songs of the Gospel (Nos. 1, 2, and 3 combined) #18

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New Songs of the Gospel #20

Offering of Praise #d186

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The Voice of Praise No. 3 #148

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