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Hymn: Can there a balm on earth be found (FL)

Hymnal: The Christian Psalmist

Date: 1850

Compiler: Silas W Leonard and A D Fillmore

Publisher/Printer: S W Leonard

First Line: Can there a balm on earth be found

Topic: <no topic given>

Writer: <no first name given> <no last name given>

Composer: S Wakefield

Meter: PM

Tune: Friendship

Hymn Number: <no hymn number given>

Page Number: 310, click to see hymnal pages


Can there a balm on earth be found

To heal the wounded soul!

'T is friendship, for it cheers though all around

The waves of trouble roll;

But friends must die,

But friends must die,

And in the grave for-sa-ken lie.

If there be aught beneath the skies

That vies with things above,

'Tis friendship; when its sacred charms arise

From pure and virtuous love;

But still how vain!

Dust must return to dust again.

Yet, while our earthly comforts fly

We still retain one friend;

'Tis Jesus! while he lives we cannot die,

Nor can his friendship end:

His love shall last

When death expires and time is past.