Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.@John 15:3
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Ira B. Wilson (1880-1950)

Harriet Fithian, in Revival Hymns, a Collection of New and Standard Hymns, by Daniel B. Towner & Charles M. Alexander (Chicago, Illinois: Bible Institute Colportage Association, 1905), number 58.

Ira B. Wilson (🔊 pdf nwc).

I have a dear Savior who loves me, I know,
And whose will I delight to do;
He’s present to cheer me wherever I go—
Was there ever a friend so true?

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Was there ever a friend so true?
Was there ever a friend so true?
I often have proved Him,
I ever will love Him—
Was there ever a friend so true?

This wonderful friend is a helper indeed;
He has promised to lead me through,
And closer He comes than a brother in need—
Was there ever a friend so true?

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He soothes me in sorrow with songs in the night,
And inspires me with hope anew;
He fills me with courage my battles to fight—
Was there ever a friend so true?

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His love is a fountain of blessing so pure,
Ever flowing for me, for you;
His power is unfailing, His promise is sure—
Was there ever a friend so true?

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