One There Is, Above All Others   1 comment

One There Is, Above All Others

Above:  The Hymn

Image Source = Kenneth Randolph Taylor

Hymn Source = The Church Hymnary (1927), Presbyterian

Words by John Newton (1725-1807)


1.  One there is, above all others,

Well deserves the name of Friend;

He is love beyond a brother’s,

Costly, free, and knows no end:

They who once His kindness prove

Find it everlasting love.

2.  When He loved on earth abased,

Friend of sinners was His name;

Now, above all glory raised,

He rejoices in the same;

Still He calls them brethren, friends,

And to all their wants attends.

3.  Could we bear from one another

What He daily bears from us?

Yet this glorious Friend and Brother

Loves us though we treat Him thus;

Though for good we render ill,

He accounts us brethren still.

4.  O for grace our hearts to soften!

Teach us, Lord, at length to love:

We, alas!  forget too often

What a Friend we have above;

But, when home our souls are brought,

We will love Thee as we ought.

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