Jesus, My Friend

I have a friend so dear

Author: Henry de Fluiter (1918)
Tune: [I have a friend so dear]
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1. I have a friend so dear,
Constant and true is He,
Filling my heart with cheer,
So good to me.
He’s covered ev’ry sin and stain,
His pow’r now makes me whole again,
And soon with Him fore’er I’ll reign—
Jesus, my friend.

2. He’s promised to return
To this dark world below,
Though wicked men may spurn,
To Him I’ll go.
He’ll take me to my home on high,
Where I shall live and never die,
He’ll wipe all tears from ev’ry eye—
Jesus, my friend.

3. Then why should sorrow fill
Hearts that on Him rely,
His blessèd Peace, be still
Calms ev’ry cry.
Who fills with hope and courage now,
And at the last—I not not how—
Will place a crown upon my brow—
Jesus, my friend.

Author: Henry de Fluiter

Born: Au­gust 29, 1872, Hil­ver­sum, Noord-Holl­and, Ne­ther­lands (birth name: Hen­dri­cus de Fluit­er). Died: March 3, 1970, Azu­sa, Cal­i­forn­ia. Henry (Hendricus) de Fluiter was one of the most prolific writers of gospel music in the Seventh-day Adventist church in the early years of the 20th century, writing over 200 songs. In a limited way he was continuing the work of Franklin E. Belden, who had written numerous hymns and gospel songs in the beginning years of the church. While 22 of Belden's hymn tunes were included in the 1941 Church Hymnal and sixteen in the 1985 Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal, only two of de Fluiter's were included in each of those publications. Although Henry was born in Holland, his parents e… Go to person page >

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First Line: I have a friend so dear
Title: Jesus, My Friend
Author: Henry de Fluiter (1918)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


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