Jesus Is Precious to Me

There's a Friend who will never forsake me

Author: Grant Colfax Tullar
Tune: [There's a Friend who will never forsake me]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 There’s a Friend Who will never forsake me,
His love is so full and so free,
Tho’ trials may often o’ertake me,
He always is precious to me.

Jesus is precious to me,
Dearer than all else is He,
Wherever I go, His love I will show,
For He is precious to me.

2 I can trust Him, whatever betide me,
He never unfaithful will be,
When the tempter is near, He will hide me,
And so He is precious to me. [Refrain]

3 He is always bestowing some blessing,
Tho’ I all unworthy may be,
My heart He is ever possessing,
And that makes Him precious to me. [Refrain]

4 As the end of life’s journey draws nearer,
New beauties in Him I can see,
Each day to my heart He is dearer,
And growing more precious to me. [Refrain]

Source: The Kingdom of Praise #75

Author: Grant Colfax Tullar

Grant Colfax Tullar was born August 5, 1869, in Bolton, Connecticut. He was named after the American President Ulysses S. Grant and Vice President Schuyler Colfax. After the American Civil War, his father was disabled and unable to work, having been wounded in the Battle of Antietam. Tullar's mother died when he was just two years old so Grant had no settled home life until he became an adult. Yet from a life of sorrow and hardship he went on to bring joy to millions of Americans with his songs and poetry. As a child, he received virtually no education or religious training. He worked in a woolen mill and as a shoe clerk. The last Methodist camp meeting in Bolton was in 1847. Tullar became a Methodist at age 19 at a camp meeting near Wat… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There's a Friend who will never forsake me
Title: Jesus Is Precious to Me
Author: Grant Colfax Tullar
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Jesus is precious to me



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The Kingdom of Praise #75

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