Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.@John 15:13
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Charles H. Gabriel (1856–1932)

Liz­zie De­Ar­mond & Charles H. Gab­ri­el, in The Vic­to­ry (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio: Jen­nings & Gra­ham, 1908), num­ber 6.

Mir­i­an Chris­ten­sen (🔊 pdf nwc). The first few mea­sures are the same as James R. Mur­ray’s tune Muel­ler.

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Lizzie DeArmond (1847–1936)

The Savior of sinners
From glory came down,
My hope of salvation to be;
Was scourged for my guilt,
And was mocked with a crown—
He’s more than a friend to me.

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He’s more than a friend,
More than a friend,
He’s more than a friend to me;
This Savior of sinners,
This King of all kings,
Is more than a friend to me.

When broken with sorrow,
And trembling with fear,
To Him with my burden I flee;
No matter what troubles
Or trials appear—
He’s more than a friend to me.

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In moments of weakness
Upon Him I lean,
His promise my hope and my plea;
So gently He leads, tho’
His hand is unseen—
He’s more than a friend to me.

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Sometime in His beauty,
Thro’ wonderful grace,
This King of all kings I shall see;
And oh, ’twill be heaven
To look on His face—
He’s more than a friend to me.

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