What a blessed friend is Jesus

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1 What a blessed Friend is Jesus what a refuge I have found!
Safe in the shelter of his love;
For his goodness and his mercy shall encompass me around,
Safe in the shelter of his love.

Chorus:
Safe in the shelter of his love,
Bright are the sunny skies above,
Light in darkness will appear,
O how sweet my refuge here,
Safe in the shelter of his love.

2 In the riven Rock of ages,
I am hiding from the storm,
Safe in the shelter of his love;
And I know what he has promised, he is able to perform,
Safe in the shelter of his love. [Chorus]

3 Weary sinner, come to Jesus, if you really long to be
Safe in the shelter of his love;
He will take you to his bosom, with forgiveness full and free;
Safe in the shelter of his love. [Chorus]

Source: The Golden Sheaf: a collection of choice hymns and songs especially designed for Sunday schools, loyal worker's meetings, prayer and social services (Enl. ed.) #186

Author: E. E. Hewitt

Pseudonym: Li­die H. Ed­munds. Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia 28 June 1851. She was educated in the public schools and after graduation from high school became a teacher. However, she developed a spinal malady which cut short her career and made her a shut-in for many years. During her convalescence, she studied English literature. She felt a need to be useful to her church and began writing poems for the primary department. she went on to teach Sunday school, take an active part in the Philadelphia Elementary Union and become Superintendent of the primary department of Calvin Presbyterian Church. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: What a blessed friend is Jesus
Author: E. E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: Safe in the shelter of his love
Copyright: Public Domain

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Fairer than Day #d98
Hymns of Grace and Glory #d223
The Christian Church Hymnal #294Page Scan
The Golden Sheaf: a collection of choice hymns and songs especially designed for Sunday schools, loyal worker's meetings, prayer and social services (Enl. ed.) #186TextPage Scan
The Young People's Hymnal No. 3: adapted to the use of Sunday Schools, Epworth Leagues, prayer meetings and revivals #20Page Scan



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