I have a friend who loveth me

I have a friend who loveth me

Author: Nils Frykman (1895)
Tune: [Jag har en vän som älskar mig] (Frykman)
Published in 9 hymnals

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Representative Text

1. I have a friend who loveth me,
He gave His life on Calvary;
Upon the cross my sins He bore,
And I am saved forevermore.

Oh, hallelujah, He’s my friend,
He guides me to the journey’s end,
He walks beside me all the way,
And gives to me a crown some day.

2. My Savior’s love so full and free
Doth light the weary way for me;
It fills with joy each passing day
And drives my sorrows all away. [Refrain]

3. I have a friend, a mighty friend,
Upon His power I may depend;
He reigneth over every land,
O’er valley, hill, on sea and strand. [Refrain]

4. O brother, join us in our song!
This friend to you would fain belong;
Tho’ far from what you’d like to be,
His grace sufficient is for thee. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #2824

Author: Nils Frykman

Born: October 20, 1842, Sunne, Värmland, Sweden (birth name: Nils Larsson). Died: March 30, 1911, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Buried: Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Nils took the name Frykman after the region where he grew up, Fryksdalen. In 1868, he graduated from teachers’ college in Karlstad, and went on to teach in Grums, Norrköping, and Sunne. He preached in the church in Sunne, and around that time began to write hymns. Eventually, his texts were printed in the magazine Sanningsvittnet. However, Frykman’s work was not sanctioned by Sweden’s state church, and almost led to the loss of his job as a teacher. Eventually he did resign his position over a controversy about his children’s baptism by an independent prea… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I have a friend who loveth me
Swedish Title: Jag har en vän, som älskar mig
Author: Nils Frykman (1895)
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O, hallelujah, He's my friend



The Cyber Hymnal #2824
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Instances (1 - 9 of 9)

Gospel Hymnal #d116

Open Door, Revival Songs. Rev. ed. #d21

Songs of Trust and Triumph No. 1 #d32

Songs of Trust and Triumph No. 3 #d61

Songs that Touch the Heart. Vol. 4 #d14

The Covenant Hymnal #489


The Cyber Hymnal #2824

The Hymnal of the Evangelical Mission Covenant Church of America #370

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