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Let Jesus Be Your Friend

When the path you tread is fraught with woe

Author: Alfred Barratt
Tune: [When the path you tread is fraught with woe]
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 When the path you tread is fraught with woe,
And your heart is sad where’er you go,
When the darksome clouds are hanging low,
Let Jesus be your friend.

Let Jesus be your friend,
Let Jesus be your friend;
When your heart is sad
He can make you glad,
Let Jesus be your friend.

2 In the dreary ways of grief and sin,
When your heart is sore and dark within,
If you now desire His grace to win,
Let Jesus be your friend. [Refrain]

3 In the gloomy days of toil and strife,
Wheresoever Satan’s snares are rife,
When ’tis hard to bear the cares of life,
Let Jesus be your friend. [Refrain]

4 He can bring you out of sorrow’s night
Into joy and everlasting light;
He alone can lead your steps aright;
Let Jesus be your friend. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #14343

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 the path you tread is fraught with woe
Title: Let Jesus Be Your Friend
Author: Alfred Barratt
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Let Jesus be your Friend
Publication Date: 1924
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #14343
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  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)


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The Cyber Hymnal #14343

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