Welch ein treuer Freund ist Jesus

Author: Joseph Medlicott Scriven

Scriven, Joseph. Mr. Sankey, in his My Life and Sacred Songs, 1906, p. 279, says that Scriven was b. in Dublin in 1820, was a graduate of Trinity College, Dublin, and went to Canada when he was 25, and died there at Port Hope, on Lake Ontario, in 1886. His hymn:— What a Friend we have in Jesus. [Jesus our Friend] was, according to Mr. Sankey, discovered to be his in the following manner: "A neighbour, sitting up with him in his illness, happened upon a manuscript of 'What a Friend we have in Jesus.' Reading it with great delight, and questioning Mr. Scriven about it, he said he had composed it for his mother, to comfort her in a time of special eorrow, not intending any one else should see it." We find the hymn in H. 1... Hastings's S… Go to person page >

Translator: A. Flammann

(no biographical information available about A. Flammann.) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Welch ein treuer Freund ist Jesus
English Title: What a Friend We Have in Jesus
Author: Joseph Medlicott Scriven
Translator: A. Flammann
Language: German

Tune

CONVERSE

CONVERSE (also "Erie", named for the city in Pennsylvania where the composer lived for many years) was written in 1868 and published two years later in his Silver Wings under the pseudonym Karl Reden. The tune has also been called "Friendship." Born in Warren, Massachusetts, on October 7, 1832, Char…

Go to tune page >


Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 14 of 14)

Deutsches Lieder- und Melodienbuch, mit einem Anhang englisher Lieder #d366

Page Scan

Erweckungs-Lieder #35

Page Scan

Evangeliums-Lieder 1 und 2 (Gospel Hymns) #27

Evangeliums-Lieder, Gospel Hymns mit deutschen Kernliedern #d198

Evangeliums-Saenger #d237

Page Scan

Frohe Lieder #208

Gesang und Melodienbuch #d636

Glaubens-Lieder #d529

Page Scan

Jugendharfe #186

Page Scan

Liederkranz für Sonntags-Schulen und Jugend-Vereine #318

Sammlung neuer, geistlicher Lieder fuer Gemischten Chor #d51

The Selah Song Book (Das Sela Gesangbuch) #d773

Unser Liederhort. I Teil. Sammlung auserlesener Lieder ... #d308

Zionslieder fuer alle christlichen Zusammenkuensste. 5 Aussl. #d168

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us



Advertisements


It looks like you are using an ad-blocker. Ad revenue helps keep us running. Please consider white-listing Hymnary.org or subscribing to eliminate ads entirely and help support Hymnary.org.