No Other Friend Like Jesus

There is not another friend so dear

Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Tune: [There is not another friend so dear]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

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1 There is not another friend so dear,
No other like Christ to me so near,
As He upon whom for help I lean,
The lord who my rock and stay has been.

He knoweth it all, my struggle and care,
And always is near, my burdens to share.
Oh, what would I do, in trial and woe,
Without the dear friend to whom I can go?

2 When trouble assails, to Him I flee,
And find Him a shelt’ring rock to me;
There is not an hour He is not near,
My fears to allay, my hopes to cheer. [Refrain]

3 No other such comfort can bestow;
No other my needs so well doth know;
No other can soothe my troubled heart,
And such perfect rest to me impart. [Refrain]

4 No darkness can veil His face from me,
Or hinder His love so rich and free;
He promised He ne’er would me forsake,
And Jesus His word will never break. [Refrain]

5 Has ever this friend forsaken one,
Or left him to walk the way alone?
Of this I am ev’ry moment sure,
His love will forevermore endure. [Refrain]

Source: Crowning Day No. 4 #212

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 >

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First Line: There is not another friend so dear
Title: No Other Friend Like Jesus
Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Refrain First Line: He knoweth it all, my struggle and care
Publication Date: 1900
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.


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Crowning Day No. 4 #212

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