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

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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.
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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.
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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.
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Doris

Cerritos, California, United States

"Though all the world forsake me, and Satan tempt me sore,

Through Jesus I shall safely reach the goal:"

Praise the Lord that we are safe in Him! I really enjoyed this hymn because even though we might be judged by the world, we have the King of Kings and Lord of Lords with us!


Sneha

Jhansi, UP, India

I seriously love this song.. and this is my dad's favorite song.... Jesus is my best friend...


Fadipe Gbenga John

Ikotun, Lagos, Nigeria

We truly have a friend in Jesus. He's all our stay. The problem is always with us as humans we quickly forget God needs intimacy with us especially when sweet things comes our way. But when the chips are down, we cry running to Him helpless for Grace. Nonetheless, Jesus has not left anyone of us. He truly gives succor to the torn, hurt, downtrodden.

What a friend we truly have in Jesus.


Jadan

Burlingame, CA, United States

I don’t always find friends, but when I do, I find Jesus.


Nelson Liu

Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

I don’t always sweep, but when I do, I get swept up into glory to see His blessed face.


Ana Lara

Tolland, Connecticut, United States

Charles William Fry was born May 30th, 1838 in Alderbury, Wiltshire England. His birth name was William Charles Fry.

A brick layer by trade, like his father. Fry was a versatile musician playing the violin, cello, piano, cornet and the harmonium and leading an orchestra and band at the Wesleyan chapel at Alderbury. He also helped in the Christian Mission in Salisbury and his family accompanied Salvation Army’s founder William Booth in evangelical campaigns.

William wrote this hymn in 1881 one year before his death. This hymn is also known as “The Lilly of The Valley”.

He died on August 24, 1882 in Stirlingshire Scotland at the age of 44. The final resting place where he was buried was in Glasgow Scotland on New Year’s Day 1884. A monument to the first bandmaster of the Salvation Army- over his grave is a verse Fry wrote :

“The former things are past

And ended is the strife

I’m safe at home at last

I live an endless life “


Anonymous

Just praying and this hymn came up in my spirit.


Nebolisa Arah

Lagos, Nigeria

Just preparing for Sunday School this morning and started humming this song. How soothing, how comforting, how reassuring! "Surely the Lord is in this place, and I know it" (Genesis 28:16)


Helen Okoye

Waldorf, Maryland, United States

Inspirational hymn that makes a lot of meaning to my life.


Anonymous

He's the fairest of 10,000 to my soul. Amen.