What a precious Friend we have in Jesus

What a precious Friend we have in Jesus

Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Tune: [What a precious friend we have in Jesus]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

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1 What a precious friend we have in Jesus!
With His love He blesses us each day!
With His grace He wondrously sustains us,
As we walk with Him the narrow way.

Refrain:
Jesus is your friend,
His love will never end,
He will leave you never,
Walk with you forever,
Jesus is your friend.

2 What a tender friend we have in Jesus!
In compassion, Oh, how rich is He!
Who so kind, so gentle and forgiving?
Who so faithful to His own could be? [Refrain]

3 What a loving friend we have in Jesus!
On the cruel cross of Calvary
He atoned that none should ever perish,
But be sav’d thro’ Him eternally. [Refrain]

Source: Crowning Day No. 3 #102

Author: Elisha A. Hoffman

Elisha Hoffman (1839-1929) after graduating from Union Seminary in Pennsylvania was ordained in 1868. As a minister he was appointed to the circuit in Napoleon, Ohio in 1872. He worked with the Evangelical Association's publishing arm in Cleveland for eleven years. He served in many chapels and churches in Cleveland and in Grafton in the 1880s, among them Bethel Home for Sailors and Seamen, Chestnut Ridge Union Chapel, Grace Congregational Church and Rockport Congregational Church. In his lifetime he wrote more than 2,000 gospel songs including"Leaning on the everlasting arms" (1894). The fifty song books he edited include Pentecostal Hymns No. 1 and The Evergreen, 1873. Mary Louise VanDyke… Go to person page >

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First Line: What a precious Friend we have in Jesus
Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Refrain First Line: Jesus is your friend



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