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Behind the Song Sunday: What A Friend We Have in Jesus ⋆ Diana Leagh Matthews
Imagine your life held so much sadness and tragedy, that you willingly decided to take and live a vow of poverty. In our day and age, this seems extreme but it is the story of the author to the hymn, “What a Friend We Have in Jesus.” The lyrics were penned by Joseph M. Scriven in the mid-1800s. Mr. Scriven …