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There's a friend above all others, O, how he loves!

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1 There's a friend above all others,
O how he loves!
His is love beyond a brother's
O how he loves!
Earthly friends may fail and leave us,
This day kind, the next bereave us;
But this Friend will ne'er deceive us,
O how he loves!

2 Blessed Jesus, wouldst thou know him?
O how he loves!
Give thyself e'en this day to him,
O how he loves!
Is it sin that pains and grieves thee?
Unbelief and trials tease thee?
Jesus can from all release thee,
O how he loves!

3 Love this friend who longs to save thee,
O how he loves!
Dost thou love? He will not leave thee,
O how he loves!
Think no more then of tomorrow,
Take his easy yoke and follow,
Jesus carries all thy sorrow,
O how he loves!

4 All thy sins shall be forgiven,
O how he loves!
Backward all thy foes be driven,
O how he loves!
Best of blessing he'll provide thee,
Naught but good shall e'er betide thee,
Safe to glory he will guide thee,
O how he loves!

5 Pause, my soul! adore and wonder,
O how he loves!
Naught can cleave this love asunder,
O how he loves!
Neither trial, nor temptation,
Doubt, nor fear, nor tribulation,
Can bereave us of salvation;
O how he loves!

6 Let us still this love be viewing:
O how he loves!
And, though faint, keep on pursuing
O how he loves!
He will strengthen each endeavor,
And when passed o'er Jordan's river
This shall be our song for ever:
O how he loves!

The Southern Harmony, 1835

Author: Marianne Nunn

Nunn, Marianne, was born May 17, 1778, and died unmarried, in 1847. She published The Benevolent Merchant, and wrote a few hymns, including the following:— One there is above all others, O how He loves. [The love of Jesus.] This was written to adapt John Newton's hymn “One there is above all others, Well deserves the name of friend," to the Welsh air, Ar hy-d y nos, and consisted of one stanza of 5 lines, with the refrain "Oh how He loves!" at the end of lines 1, 2 and 5, and the remaining 3 stanzas in 5 lines without the refrain, it being understood that the refrain was to be repeated. (Original text in Lyra Britanica, 1867, p. 449.) It was first published in her brother's, the Rev. John Munn's Psalms & Hymns, 1817. It has undergone… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There's a Friend above all others, His is love beyond a brothers
Title: There's a friend above all others, O, how he loves!
Author: Marianne Nunn
Meter: 8.4
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O how he loves



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