There is a Friend

There is a friend, a precious friend

Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Tune: [There is a friend, a precious friend]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

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1 There is a friend, a precious friend,
Whose goodness never fails;
His love remains each day the same,
His grace o’er all prevails.

Refrain:
Forever and forever more,
His hand of love shall guide;
And in the shadow of His wing
I safely will abide.

2 There’s peace and sunshine in the way,
Where’er this friend may lead;
By waters still—in pastures green,
He gives me all I need. [Refrain]

3 No other friend is half so dear,
And Christ I ne’er will leave;
By loving choice my soul is His,
I unto Him will cleave. [Refrain]

Source: Sunshine No. 2: songs for the Sunday school #124

Author: Elisha A. Hoffman

Elisha Hoffman (1839-1929) after graduating from Union Seminary in Pennsylvania was ordained in 1868. As a minister he was appointed to the circuit in Napoleon, Ohio in 1872. He worked with the Evangelical Association's publishing arm in Cleveland for eleven years. He served in many chapels and churches in Cleveland and in Grafton in the 1880s, among them Bethel Home for Sailors and Seamen, Chestnut Ridge Union Chapel, Grace Congregational Church and Rockport Congregational Church. In his lifetime he wrote more than 2,000 gospel songs including"Leaning on the everlasting arms" (1894). The fifty song books he edited include Pentecostal Hymns No. 1 and The Evergreen, 1873. Mary Louise VanDyke… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There is a friend, a precious friend
Title: There is a Friend
Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Forever and forevermore
Publication Date: 1904
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.

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Sunshine No. 2: songs for the Sunday school #124

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