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There is no nearer, dearer friend

There is no nearer, dearer friend

Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Tune: [There is no nearer, dearer friend]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 There is no nearer, dearer friend
Than Jesus Christ, my Saviour,
Upon his goodness I depend,
And seek his love and favor.

There is no sweeter name than his,
No friend to me is nearer,
And daily, as with him I walk,
The way is growing clearer.

2 There is no other friend on earth
Who loves me so sincerely,
In him my soul is satisfied,
And O I love him dearly. [Refrain]

3 There is no one so kind as he,
So gracious and so tender,
A very present help in need,
A guardian and defender. [Refrain]

Source: Glorious Praise: specially prepared for use in the prayer meeting, the church service, the young people's meetings, the Sunday school, the evangelistic and other religious gatherings #185

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 no nearer, dearer friend
Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Refrain First Line: There is no sweeter name than his
Copyright: Public Domain



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