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Jesus, the Friend Ever Near

When the dark shadows are falling

Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Tune: [When the dark shadows are falling]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

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1 When the dark shadows are falling,
Making your pathway so drear,
Out of the darkness is calling
Jesus, the Friend ever near.
Then what a sweet consolation
Comes to relieve your distress;
Jesus, the Lord of salvation,
Whispers, your spirit to bless.

O how he loves, the Savior so dear,
Full of compassion, this Friend ever near;
Jesus the King, whose glory we sing,
Jesus, the Friend ever near.

2 When in the midst of temptation,
Battling without and within,
Jesus, your strong habitation,
Conquers the armies of sin.
Under his leadership glorious,
Danger and doubt disappear;
He is our Captain victorious,
Jesus, the Friend ever near. [Refrain]

3 Then let us cling to this Savior,—
Jesus the King is his name;
O let us merit his favor,
Seeking his pardon to claim.
Hear him so tenderly pleading,
Waiting your answer to hear,
Patiently now interceding,
Jesus, the Friend ever near. [Refrain]

Source: Sunday School Voices: a collection of sacred songs #72

Author: Fanny J. Crosby

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Text Information

First Line: When the dark shadows are falling
Title: Jesus, the Friend Ever Near
Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O how he loves, the Savior so dear
Copyright: Public Domain


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Sunday School Voices #72

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