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There's a Friend that abides evermore

There's a Friend that abides evermore

Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Tune: [There's a friend that abides evermore]
Published in 4 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

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1. There’s a friend that abides evermore,
And that friend is the Lord, my king;
Of the peace I received,
When His Word I believed,
In the fullness of joy I will sing.

O come, quickly come!
He is calling you today,
O come to that friend so true;
He will be your faithful guide,
More than all the world beside,
And remember He has died for you.

2. There’s a friend that abides evermore,
And I praise Him with loud acclaim;
For the life that is mine
Through His mercy divine;
Still I sing in my joy, Bless His name! [Refrain]

3. There’s a love that is strong as the hills
That encircle His throne above;
How it speaks to my soul
When the dark billows roll,
And my heart sings for joy, God is love! [Refrain]

4. There’s a friend that abides evermore,
And a friend that I long to see;
O, the song that will break,
When to rapture I wake,
And in glory with Him I shall be! [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #6466

Author: Fanny J. Crosby

Pseudonymns: A.V., Mrs. A. E. Andrews, Mrs. E. A. Andrews, Mrs. E. L. Andrews, James L. Black, Henrietta E. Blair, Charles Bruce, Robert Bruce, Leah Carlton, Eleanor Craddock, Lyman G. Cuyler, D.H.W., Ella Dare, Ellen Dare, Mrs. Ellen Douglass, Lizzie Edwards. Miss Grace Elliot, Grace J. Frances, Victoria Frances, Jennie Garnett, Frank Gould, H. D. K., Frances Hope, Annie L. James, Martha J. Lankton [Langton], Grace Lindsey, Maud Marion, Sallie Martin, Wilson Meade, Alice Monteith, Martha C. Oliver, Mrs. N. D. Plume, Kate Smiley, Sallie Smith, J. L. Sterling, John Sterling, Julia Sterling, Ida Scott Taylor, Mary R. Tilden, Hope Tryaway, Carrie M. Wilson, W.H.D. Frances Jane Crosby, the daughter of John and Mercy Crosby, was born in Sout… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There's a Friend that abides evermore
Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Refrain First Line: O come, quickly come



The Cyber Hymnal #6466
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