What a Friend Thou Art to Me

F.J. Crosby         Hubert P. Main

O my Redeemer, What a Friend Thou art to me!
O 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.

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

Jesus, my Saviour, 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.

CHORUS

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

Words and arrangement of music Copyright, 1896, by The Biglow & Main Co.