Nursery Rhymes

Jesus is a Friend of Mine

Jesus is a Friend of Mine Lyrics and Music

The encouraging words and lyrics of the favorite hymn begin with "I've a blest companion ever at my side; He's my Lord and Savior, and He's my guide" as the first line of the hymn. The words and lyrics of the "Jesus is a Friend of Mine" hymn were written by its American author Avis M. Christiansen. The author of the hymn, Avis M. Christiansen, was born on October 11, 1895 and died on January 14, 1985. The joyous music that accompanies the "Jesus is a Friend of Mine" song of praise was composed by James Edwin McConnell The composer of the music to the "Jesus is a Friend of Mine" hymn, James Edwin McConnell, was born on January 12, 1892 and died on July 24, 1954. We have placed "Jesus is a Friend of Mine" in the category of Christian Songs. Enjoy the edifying lyrics of this popular Christian song and classical church hymn.

Jesus is a Friend of Mine Hymn
Title: Jesus is a Friend of Mine *** Name of Composer: James Edwin McConnell *** Name Author / Writer of Lyrics: Avis M. Christiansen *** Hymns Category: Christian Songs

Author of the Lyrics
The author of the uplifting words of the "Jesus is a Friend of Mine" lyrics, Avis M. Christiansen (October 11, 1895-January 14, 1985), was born in Chicago, Illinois, United States and achieved fame as a poet and hymn writer.

Jesus is a Friend of Mine Lyrics

I've a blest companion ever at my side;
He's my Lord and Savior, and He's my guide;
I am trusting daily in His love divine;
He's a friend of mine.

Refrain

Jesus is a friend of mine,
Friend of mine, a friend of mine;
Sweeter ever sweeter, is His love divine;
Jesus is a friend of mine.

When I meet temptations Jesus bears me through,
Gives me blessèd vict'ry and keeps me true;
Heaven's golden sunlight round my path doth shine;
He's a friend of mine.

Refrain

What a friend is Jesus in this world of woe!
Oh, how sweet to trust Him, His love to know—
Blessèd Lord and Savior, I'm so glad I'm Thine;
He's a friend of mine.

Refrain

Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the music that accompanies the words of "Jesus is a Friend of Mine", James Edwin McConnell (January 12, 1892-July 24, 1954), was born in Atlanta, Georgia, United States and became famous as a chorister, musician and composer.

Information about the Hymn
Title of Hymn: Jesus is a Friend of Mine
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): Avis M. Christiansen (October 11, 1895 to January 14, 1985)
Nationality of Author: American

Translator of the Hymn lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English

Name of Composer of Music: James Edwin McConnell (January 12, 1892 to July 24, 1954)
Hymn Category: Christian Songs
First Line of Hymn: "I've a blest companion ever at my side; He's my Lord and Savior, and He's my guide"
First Publication Date: 1921

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