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Your Best Friend is Always Near

When the shadows 'round you gather, When the day is long and drear

Author: Isabel C. Allam
Tune: [When the shadows round you gather] (Excell)
Published in 15 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 When the shadows 'round you gather,
When the day is long and drear,
In the morning, or at midnight,
Your best Friend is always near.

Refrain:
Always near, always near,
(He is always near, He is always near,)
Your best Friend is always near;
In your gladness, in your sadness,
Your best Friend is always near.

2 When your courage almost fails you,
When you need a word of cheer,
There is One who will not leave you:
Your best Friend is always near. [Refrain]

3 When your fondest hopes have perished,
when so freely falls the tear,
He who knows and feels your sorrow -
Your best Friend - is always near. [Refrain]

4 When the valley of the shadow
You are treading, do not fear;
One there is who will go with you:
Your best Friend is always near. [Refrain]


Source: The New Praiseworthy: for the Church and Sunday School #15

Author: Isabel C. Allam

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Text Information

First Line: When the shadows 'round you gather, When the day is long and drear
Title: Your Best Friend is Always Near
Author: Isabel C. Allam
Refrain First Line: Always near, always near
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #7803
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The New Praiseworthy: for the Church and Sunday School #15

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