Jesus Your Friend Is Near

When paths are gloomy and darker grown

Author: Alfred Barratt
Tune: [When paths are gloomy and darker grown]
Published in 1 hymnal

Author: Alfred Barratt

Barratt, Alfred. (New Springs, Wigan, Lancashire, England, October 25, 1879--December, 1968). Coming to the United States as a young man, he studied at Gordon College, Massachusetts, and Newton Theological Seminary, Mass. He was ordained in December, 1913, by the Baptists in Connecticut, then by the Wheeling WV Presbytery, Presbyterian Church in the USA, in 1924. He was pastor of Dallas, West Virginia, then of a series of churches in the Presbytery of Clarion, Pennsylvania. In 1937 he was awarded the Doctor of Literature degree by Bob Jones College. On November 26, 1962, he wrote the undersigned: "For 39 long years I have labored hard and steady writing sermons, children's story sermons, and hymns. Up to the present day I have written 4,… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When paths are gloomy and darker grown
Title: Jesus Your Friend Is Near
Author: Alfred Barratt
Language: English
Refrain First Line: "Seek ye the Lord while He may be found"
Copyright: © 1951 from "Celestial Voices" owned by J. M. Henson
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