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No, Not One

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1 There's not a friend like the lowly Jesus,
No, not one!
No, not one!
None else could heal all our soul's diseases,
No, not one!
No, not one!

Jesus knows all about our struggles;
He will guide till the day is done.
There's not a friend like the lowly Jesus,
No, not one!
No, not one!

2 No friend like Him is so high and holy,
No, not one!
No, not one!
And yet no friend is so meek and lowly,
No, not one!
No, not one![Chorus]

3 There's not an hour that He is not near us,
No, not one!
No, not one!
No night so dark but His love can cheer us,
No, not one!
No, not one![Chorus]

4 Did ever saint find this friend forsake him?
No, not one!
No, not one!
Or sinner find that He would not take him?
No, not one!
No, not one![Chorus]

5 Was ever a gift like the Savior given?
No, not one!
No, not one!
Will He refuse us a home in heaven?
No, not one!
No, not one![Chorus]

Source: Baptist Hymnal 2008 #152

Author: Johnson Oatman

Johnson Oatman, Jr., son of Johnson and Rachel Ann Oatman, was born near Medford, N. J., April 21, 1856. His father was an excellent singer, and it always delighted the son to sit by his side and hear him sing the songs of the church. Outside of the usual time spent in the public schools, Mr. Oatman received his education at Herbert's Academy, Princetown, N. J., and the New Jersey Collegiate Institute, Bordentown, N. J. At the age of nineteen he joined the M.E. Church, and a few years later he was granted a license to preach the Gospel, and still later he was regularly ordained by Bishop Merrill. However, Mr. Oatman only serves as a local preacher. For many years he was engaged with his father in the mercantile business at Lumberton… Go to person page >

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First Line: There's not a friend like the lowly Jesus
Title: No, Not One
Author: Johnson Oatman (1895)
Meter: with refrain
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Jesus knows all about our struggles
Copyright: Public Domain



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