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I Have a Precious Friend 545

Tune: Thomas Jefferson Allen, 1927
Lyrics: Mrs. J. M. Hunter
Meter: Common Meter (8,6,8,6)
I need not feel one anxious thought,
Or know one pressing care,
But that I may–His word has taught,
Take unto Him in pray'r


I have a precious friend,
Who keeps me day by day;
On whom my hopes of heav'n depend,
Who is my guide and stay.

O sinner, take Him for your friend,
His grace is free to all,
He will the trusting soul defend,
Nor suffer it to fall.


'Tis sweet to feel His presence near,
And on His strength rely,
To know that He through life will cheer,
Support when death is nigh.