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Hymn of the Week – The Greatest Friend

A bit late, I know. I am finally home after traveling with my family around Tennessee and Arkansas, and now that my first year of college work is done, I am ready to do other things for a few months.

This is a devotional song that has been passed around orally, and I have not yet found who wrote it.


O Lord, I thought the day would never come
When I could lay my burdens down and walk with You.
But this morning as I greet the rising sun,
The fondest of my dreams have all come true.

The greatest friend you’ll ever find is on a lonely mountain.
The highest high you’ll ever reach is when you kneel to pray.
The brightest light you’ll ever see is when you close your eyes.
O Lord, You are my first love,
And at last I realize.

O Lord, I need a mountain to climb on,
Just a quiet place to go and know You’re there.
O Lord, I need to spend some time with You;
Jesus spent the night with You in prayer.

The greatest friend you’ll ever find is on a lonely mountain.
The highest high you’ll ever reach is when you kneel to pray.
The brightest light you’ll ever see is when you close your eyes.
O Lord, You are my first love,
And at last I realize.

O Lord, You are my first love,
And at last I realize.

2 thoughts to “Hymn of the Week – The Greatest Friend”

  1. Hi there! I love this song so much and am struggling to find the music for me so that I can teach my congregation. Do you happen to have the sheet music for this hymn?

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