Jesus, Friend of the sinner

There's a story ever new, of a Friend that's ever true

Author: John Lane
Published in 3 hymnals

Author: John Lane

Lane, Rev. John. (New York City, 1853--1945, Nashville, Tennessee). Singing evangelist and hymn-writer. Son of Patrick and Alice O'Connor Lane (formerly "Lean"), Irish immigrants. He was an advertising solicitor for New York newspapers, when he was converted to Christianity and under the tutelage of Dr. T. De Witt Talmadge, he became a mission worker, and later conducted revival meetings in the East before going West in 1893 to Kansas City, Missouri. --Information from multiple letters from Laura B. Lane, daughter, to Leonard Ellinwood, DNAH Archives. A photo of John Lane is also in the DNAH Archives.… Go to person page >

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First Line: There's a story ever new, of a Friend that's ever true
Title: Jesus, Friend of the sinner
Author: John Lane
Refrain First Line: Jesus is the Friend
Copyright: Public Domain

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Bells of Heaven #d400

Sunday School Chimes #d131

The Revival Harp No. 2 #d90

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