I've found a friend in Jesus, He's everything to me

I've found a friend in Jesus, He's everything to me,
  He's the fairest of ten thousand to my soul;
The Apple-tree of trees, in Him alone I see
  All I need to cleanse and make me fully whole.
In sorrow He's my comfort, in trouble He's my stay,
  He tells me every care on Him to roll:
He's the Apple-tree of trees, the Bright and Morning Star,
  He's the fairest of ten thousand to my soul.
He all my griefs has taken, and all my sorrows borne;
  In temptation He's my strong and mighty tower;
I've all for Him forsaken, and all my idols torn
  From my heart, and now He keeps me by His power.
Though all the world forsake me, and Satan tempt me sore,
  Through Jesus I shall safely reach the goal:
He's the Apple-tree of trees, the Bright and Morning Star,
  He's the fairest of ten thousand to my soul.
He'll never, never leave me, nor yet forsake me here,
  While I live by faith and do His blessed will;
A wall of fire about me, I've nothing now to fear,
  With His manna He my hungry soul shall fill.
Then sweeping up to glory to see His blessed face,
  Where rivers of delight shall ever roll:
He's the Apple-tree of trees, the Bright and Morning Star,
  He's the fairest of ten thousand to my soul.
Jhancy Chaman

Panchkula, Haryana, India

Its a very, very emotional song... Whenever I am broken and going through the deepest sorrowful valley, I sit in the room all by myself and with tears flowing down my cheeks, I sing this song.. I get comfort from Jesus so much after that.. There's no one to share my burden, just my JESUS, to whom I say everything. Thank You my Lord. You are there for me always when all leave me and none around to lean upon in the world...

Santosh Thankachan

WA, Australia

Author: Charles W. Fry

Born: May 30, 1838, Alderbury, Wiltshire, England (birth name: William Charles Fry). Died: August 24, 1882, Park Hall, Polmont, Stirlingshire, Scotland. Buried: Glasgow, Scotland. On New Year’s Day 1884, a monument to "The first bandmaster of the Salvation Army" was unveiled over his grave. On it was inscribed a verse Fry wrote: The former things are past, And ended is the strife, I’m safe home at last! I live an endless life! A bricklayer by trade, like his father, Fry was a versatile musician, playing the violin, cello, piano, cornet, and harmonium, and leading an orchestra and band at the Wesleyan chapel in Alderbury. He also helped the Christian Mission in Salisbury, and his family band accompanied Salvation army.

Reference: Hymnary.org

Prashanth Philip

Kelowna, BC, Canada

He is our great friend. our Lord Jesus

Steve Miller

Detroit, Michigan, Uganda

The original title of this song is "The Lily of the Valley".

In Song of Songs, the Lord's lover is "The Lily of the Valley", and her Lord is "the apple tree among the trees".

The hymnal. net version replaces "the lily of the valley" with "the apple tree of trees" because the song is applying that metaphor to the Lord.

Therefore I think the hymnal. net version is a worthy improvement over the original.

Song of Solomon 2:1 I am a rose of Sharon, A lily of the valleys.

2 As the lily among thorns, So is my love among the daughters.

3 As the apple-tree among the trees of the wood, So is my beloved among the sons: In his shadow have I rapture and sit down; And his fruit is sweet to my taste.

Another way to align this song with Scripture, and still keep the author's tender feeling about the Lord would be to replace "the lily of the valley" with "His lips tender as lilies" based on:

Song of Songs 5:13 His cheeks are as a bed of spices, as sweet flowers: *his lips like lilies*, dropping sweet smelling myrrh.


My Lord and redeemer

Lavish Queen


I indeed found a friend in Jesus he is everything to me indeed

He save me from many accident

Satan try very hard to kill me

I really found a fren in Jesus

Love him dearly

Comrade Ogbodaga

Kubwa, Abuja, Nigeria

Really no friend ever like Jesus Christ our healer in when we turn our selves to His enemies, he provides no matter the conditions. He is our friend for ever.


Oxford, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

God is everything to me as the song writer said, He's a true friend, trust in Him and He will sustain us, He said He's the fairest of ten thousand friends and will be with us through trials and tribulations, just trust Him. I just woke up this morning to pray and this song was dropped in my spirit from my sleep. Hallelujah to God for what He's about to do, thank you Lord for being a faithful friend 🙏🏾

Sunday Adejoh

Gwagwalada, Abuja, Nigeria

I have found a friend in Jesus... Greatest Friend ever!!!


Abuja, Utako, Nigeria

In him alone stand, He’ll never, never leave me, nor yet forsake me here, even d world do he'll never ever forsake me. Thank you Jesus 🙏 for the love