One there is, above all others, Well deserves the name of FriendAuthor: John Newton (1779)
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1 One there is, above all others,
well deserves the name of Friend;
his is love beyond a brother's,
costly, free, and knows no end.
They who once his kindness prove
find it everlasting love.
2 Which of all our friends, to save us,
could or would have shed his blood?
But our Jesus died to have us
reconciled in him to God.
This was boundless love indeed;
Jesus is a Friend in need.
3 When he lived on earth abased,
"Friend of sinners" was his name;
Now above all glory raised,
he rejoices in the same;
still he calls them brethren, friends,
and to all their wants attends.
4 Could we bear from one another
what he daily bears from us?
Yet this glorious Friend and Brother
loves us though we treat him thus:
though for good we render ill,
he accounts us brethren still.
5 O for grace our hearts to soften!
Teach us, Lord, at length to love,
we, alas! forget too often
what a Friend we have above:
but when home our souls are brought,
we will love you as we ought.
Source: Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #186
|First Line:||One there is, above all others, Well deserves the name of Friend|
|Author:||John Newton (1779)|
|Instances (1 - 9 of 9)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Ambassador Hymnal: for Lutheran worship #194||One There Is above All Others||One there is above all others||AMEN SJUNGE HVARJE TUNGA||John Newton, 1725-1807||87 87 77||1994||Encouragement | ; Jesus Christ | Friend; Praise | ; Prayer ||
|Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #149a||One there is above all others||One there is above all others||ALL SAINTS||John Newton||1983|
|Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #149b||One there is above all others||One there is above all others||ST. LEONARD (BACH)||John Newton||1983|
|Small Church Music #1367||All Saints||One there is, above all others||ALL SAINTS||John Newton||188.8.131.52.7.7|
|Small Church Music #2035||Gounod||One there is, above all others||GOUNOD||John Newton||184.108.40.206.7.7|
|Small Church Music #4684||Dana||One there is, above all others||DANA||John Newton||220.127.116.11.7.7|
|The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #100||One There Is, Above All Others||One there is, above all others||DANA||John Newton, 1725-1807||18.104.22.168.7.7.||Proverbs 18:24; Luke 7:34; John 15:13-15; Romans 5:6-8||1996||Friendship with God | ; God | Glory; Reconciliation ||
|The Cyber Hymnal #5236||One There Is, Above All Others||One there is, above all others||ALL SAINTS OLD||John Newton||87.87.77||<cite>Olney Hymns</cite> (London: W. Oliver, 1779), number 53|
|Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #186||One There Is, above All Others||One there is, above all others||GODESBERG||John Newton||22.214.171.124.7.7.||Proverbs 18:24; Matthew 11:19; John 15:14||1990||Jesus Christ | His Love and Grace; Christ | Humanity of; Love | For Christ of God|