He’ll Love Me to the End

There is a Friend who’s closer than a brother

Author: H. D. L.
Tune: [There is a Friend who’s closer than a brother]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 There is a Friend who’s closer than a brother,
O’er all the world have spread His love and fame.
Like Him to love and save there is no other,
And Jesus Christ my Saviour is His name.

Refrain:
I know that He will love me to the end,
I know that He my soul will sure defend.
When storms of life o’ertake me,
And friends on earth forsake me,
I know that He will love me to the end.

2 My ever changing path His mercy brightens,
His goodness tempers every pain and woe.
How tenderly the crushing cross Hi lightens,
When I to Him in earnest pray’r will go. [Refrain]

3 There’s not a moment that He is not near me,
His Spirit dwells within my raptured heart;
No earthly voice can speak as He to cheer me,
And not such perfect peace could e’er impart. [Refrain]

Source: Favorites Number 1: A Collection of Gospel Songs #96

Author: H. D. L.

Pseudonyms: Deal Bartells Born Harold Loes, the American gospel song writer took the middle name Dixon in honour of A. C. Dixon, the pastor of Moody Church at the time. Harry Dixon Loes studied at Moody Bible Institute, and after extensive training in music he served a number of churches with a ministry of music. From 1939 until his retirement he was a member of the music faculty of Moody Bible Institute. He wrote the lyrics for 1,500 gospel songs, and composed 3,000 tunes. One day in 1915, Paul Rader preached a sermon in Moody Church, in Chicago. His theme was, “All that I want is in Jesus.” In the congregation was young Harry Dixon Loes, then a senior at Moody Bible Institute, where he would eventually teach. Inspired… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There is a Friend who’s closer than a brother
Title: He’ll Love Me to the End
Author: H. D. L.
Refrain First Line: I know that He will love me to the end
Publication Date: 1943
Copyright: This text may still be under copyright because it was published in 1943.
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