What a Friend Thou Art to Me
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.
Nearer, draw nearer, Till my soul is lost in Thee;
Nearer, draw nearer, Blessed Lord to me.