Scripture Verse

Have you not heard? Has it not been told you from the beginning? Isaiah 40:21


Words & Mu­sic: Sam­u­el Al­man, in The Gos­pel of Joy, ed­it­ed by Sam­u­el Al­man & Sam­u­el H. Speck (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: Ol­iv­er Dit­son, 1879), num­ber 32 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Al­man (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?


Have you heard the news proclaimed,
How the wanderers are reclaimed,
And the blind, and halt, and maimed,
Have a friend in Jesus?


A friend in need, a friend indeed,
Have you this friend in Jesus?

Have you heard the tidings go,
Into homes of want and woe,
There to let poor sinners know
What a friend in Jesus?


In the sick-ward by the cot,
When the throbbing brow is hot,
Creature helps availing not,
Oh, how sweet is Jesus!


Have you in the prison cell,
Heard those sweetest notes which tell
For condemned ones, all is well,
When they trust in Jesus?


Let your voices thus proclaim,
In the haunts of sin and shame,
Free forgiveness in His name,
Precious name of Jesus.