2822. I Have a Friend, So Patient, Kind, Forbearing

1. I have a friend, so patient, kind, forbearing,
Of all my friends this friend doth love me best;
Though I am weak and sinful, yet when sharing
His love and mercy I am ever blest.

2. He is my Lord, my friend, yea, He’s my brother;
And Jesus Christ is His most blessèd name.
He loves more tenderly than any mother;
To rest in Him is more than wealth and fame.

3. My poor and wretched soul He bought so dearly,
And freed from condemnation, death, and hell;
The old and bitter foe He crushed completely;
My soul, rejoice and sing, for all is well!

4. Thus I’m redeemed; no more the law prevaileth,
For Christ, the Lord, is my redeemer’s name;
His precious blood more than my sins availeth;
And cleanseth me from all my guilt and shame.

5. With hallelujahs here I’d tell the story,
My Lord to praise, to laud and magnify;
And praise His name forevermore in glory,
Before His throne with all the saints on high.

Text Information
First Line: I have a friend, so patient, kind, forbearing
Title: I Have a Friend, So Patient, Kind, Forbearing
Author: Gustaf Palmqvist (1851)
Author: Carl O. Rosenius, 1816-1868
Translator (from Swedish): John Jesperson, 1858-1943
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer: Anonymous
Incipit: 55111 11311 71765
Key: A Major
Source: Swedish folk tune
Copyright: Public Domain

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