What A True And Precious Friend


What a true and precious friend
Has my Saviour always been;
He’s so kind, and so loving, and so true,
He’s as gentle as a lamb,
And as harmless as a dove,
He’s a friend that’s worth having,
He’s the one I love.

Refrain:
O how I love Him, the Man of Galilee,
He who died to redeem us from the fall,
He’s a friend all friends above,
He’s as harmless as a dove,
He’s a friend that’s worth having,
He’s the one I love.

When all wreck’d and ruined by sin,
Jesus came and took me in,
Blotting out my transgressions, ev’ry one,
Now He lives and dwells with me,
Keeps my spirit light and free,
He’s a friend that’s worth having,
He’s the friend for me. [Refrain]

When the tempter tries us sore,
And our hopes well nigh give o’er
And our friends and our loved ones all grow cold,
Tho’ all hell our souls assail,
Jesus helps us to prevail,
He’s a friend that stands by us
When all others fail. [Refrain]

When from earth I take my flight,
To that city pure and bright,
Tho’ death’s vale lies before me,
I’ll not fear,
For my Saviour’s promised me,
That my pilot He would be,
He’s a friend that ne’er leaves us,
He’s the friend for me. [Refrain]