I have called you friends.@John 15:15
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Fanny Crosby (1820-1915)

Fanny Crosby, in Sacred Songs No. 1, edited by Ira D. Sankey, James McGranahan & George C. Stebbins (New York: Biglow & Main, 1896).

Hubert P. Main (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Hubert P. Main (1839-1925)

O my Redeemer,
What a friend Thou art to me!
Oh, what a refuge I have found in Thee!
When the way was dreary,
And my heart was sore oppressed,
’Twas Thy voice that lulled me
To a calm sweet rest.

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Nearer, draw nearer,
Till my soul is lost in Thee;
Nearer, draw nearer,
Blessèd Lord, to me.

When in their beauty
Stars unveil their silver light,
Then, O my Savior,
Give me songs at night—
Songs of yonder mansions,
Where the dear ones, gone before,
Sing Thy praise for ever,
On that peaceful shore.

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Jesus, my Savior,
When the last deep shadows fall;
When in the silence
I shall hear Thy call—
In Thine arms reposing,
Let me breathe my life away,
And awake triumphant,
In eternal day.

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