'Tis sweet to have a faithful friend

'Tis sweet to have a faithful friend

Author: James Rowe
Tune: ['Tis sweet to have a faithful friend]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 ‘Tis sweet to have a faithful friend
On whom we ever may depend,
Whose love will last until the end,
And such a friend is Jesus.

Refrain:
Such a friend is Jesus,
Such a friend is Jesus;
Whatever may befall,
The truest friend of all
Is Jesus, blessed Jesus.

2 ‘Tis sweet to have a friend who cheers
Our spirits thro’ the trying years,
Who banishes our doubts and fears,
And such a friend is Jesus. [Refrain]

3 ‘Tis sweet to have a friend whose love
Doth every fear of death remove,
And fit us for the home above,
And such a friend is Jesus. [Refrain]

4 O heart of grief, O child of sin,
O burdened one, if you would win,
The best of friends, let Jesus in,
For such a friend is Jesus. [Refrain]

Source: Glorious Praise: specially prepared for use in the prayer meeting, the church service, the young people's meetings, the Sunday school, the evangelistic and other religious gatherings #131

Author: James Rowe

Pseudonym: James S. Apple. James Rowe was born in England in 1865. He served four years in the Government Survey Office, Dublin Ireland as a young man. He came to America in 1890 where he worked for ten years for the New York Central & Hudson R.R. Co., then served for twelve years as superintendent of the Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society. He began writing songs and hymns about 1896 and was a prolific writer of gospel verse with more than 9,000 published hymns, poems, recitations, and other works. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: 'Tis sweet to have a faithful friend
Author: James Rowe
Refrain First Line: Such a friend is Jesus

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