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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Anonymous

He's the lily of the valley, not the Apple of the apple trees...


Damilare

Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria

Whenever I am singing the song I feel relieved oh what a friend that taketh away my sins and gives me life.


Mario Carrillo

Chandler, Arizona (AZ), United States

Una de las mas HERMOSAS ALABANZAS QUE HE TENIDO EL PRIVILEGIO DE DELEITARME AL ESCUCHALA Y ALAVAR AL REY DE REYES Y SENOR DE SENORES. ( KING JESUS ) AMEN ALELUYA


Brandon

San Jose, California, United States

This song is lovely!


Milton E Anderson

Sanford, Florida, United States

I awoke this morning with the tune of this song in my heart. Since I'm more familiar with the words in Spanish, “Hallé un buen Amigo", I came here for the English language version. As I consider the words expressing such depth of the believer's experience and hope in Jesus, it amazes me to consider how such a beautiful song of praise and worship could ever be ignored, if not forgotten, by the church at large.


Segun Emmanuel

West Babylon, New York, United States

Wonderful experience during family devotion. Jesus is our all in all.


Marion

Cloverdale, CA, United States

Lovely


Divine Oluchi Udoka

Abuja, FCT, Nigeria

These hymns are so inspiring! I Love You Lord, my everything, my life and all!


Joseph 'Gbenga Olupitan

Kent, United Kingdom

This song came to me afresh this morning after my personal devotion. I am ever indebted to Jesus my Saviour. This song is inspiring!


Philip Watson

United States

Song of Songs 2:3—As the apple tree among the trees of the wood, / So is my beloved among the sons

Footnote on apple tree—The lover appreciates Christ as the source of rich provision (apple tree) who supplies her in a timely way. She is satisfied with her delight in resting (sitting down) under Christ as an overshadowing canopy in the day (shade — Isa. 4:5-6; 2 Cor. 12:9) and with her tasting Him as the sweet, timely supply (sweet fruit).