A Friend that's ever near

Though the days are dark with trouble

Tune: [Though the days are dark with trouble]
Published in 28 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Tho’ the days are dark with trouble
And thy heart is filled with fear,
There is One that sees thee ever,
And will hold thee near and dear;
Cheerful hearts and smiling faces
Often make thee happy here;
Yet no one was e’er so happy
But sometimes the clouds appear.

Refrain:
There’s a Friend that’s ever near, never fear;
He is ever near, never, never fear;
There’s a Friend that’s ever near, never fear;
He is ever near, never fear.

2 Soon will dawn a brighter morning
On a blessed, tranquil shore,
Sighs will then give place to singing,
Tears to smiles, for evermore;
Thou shalt see a world of glory,
And eternal joy and bliss;
Let not, then, thy soul be moaning
O’er the woes and cares of this. [Refrain]

Source: The Bright Array #19

Text Information

First Line: Though the days are dark with trouble
Title: A Friend that's ever near
Refrain First Line: There's a Friend that's ever near, never fear

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Instances

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A Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs; suited to the various kinds of Christian worship; and especially designed for and adapted to the Fraternity of the Brethren... #815Page Scan
A Companion to the Canadian Sunday School Harp: being a selection of hymns set to music, for Sunday schools and the social circle #24Page Scan
Bradbury's Golden Chain of Sabbath School Melodies: comprising a great variety of new music and hymns composed and written expressly for the Sabbath school: together with many of the best ... #106Page Scan
Children's Praise #d145
Hymns for the use of the Sabbath School of the Second Reformed Church, Albany N. Y. #117Page Scan
Our Treasury of Song, for Use in the Emmanuel Baptist Church #d279
Pilgrim's Songs: a musical pocket companion, or hymn and tune fook for prayer and social meetings consisting chiefly of selections from the author's most popular melodies and hymns that have . . . #76Page Scan
Popular Hymns No. 3 #d230
Prison Hymn Book #d356
Sabbath School Trumpet #d100
Sabbath-School Hymn-Book #185Page Scan
Songs of Devotion for Christian Assocations: a collection of psalms, hymns, spiritual songs, with music for chuch services, prayer and conference meetings, religious conventions, and family worship. #616Page Scan
Songs of Praise #d120
Songs of Redemption and Praise #d112
Songs of Redemption and Praise. Rev. #132Page Scan
Songs of the Church: or, hymns and tunes for Christian worship #707Page Scan
The Bright Array #19TextAudioPage Scan
The Canadian Sunday School Harp #d168
The Clariona #d218
The Devotional Hymn and Tune Book: for social and public worship #417Page Scan
The Devotional Hymn Book #d489
The Extra Hymn Book #80Page Scan
The New Golden Chain of Sabbath School Melodies: containing every piece (music and words) of the golden chain, with abot third additional #106Page Scan
The Plymouth Sabbath School Collection of Hymns and Tunes #85Page Scan
The Sabbath School Timbrel ... On the Same Notation as "The Timbrel of Zion" #d84
The Silver Spray #d116
The Silver Spray: a New and Choice Collection of Popular Sabbath School Music #d151
The Standard Sunday School Hymnal #83Page Scan
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