What a Friend We Have in Jesus composed by Charles C. Converse. Arranged by Joel Raney. For SATB choir & unison choir (or vocal soloist). Children's Choir, Blues-Gospel-Spirituals, Hymntune, Assurance, Confidence, Encouragement, Faithfulness, Peace, Promise, General, Sacred. Octavo. 16 pages. Published by Hope Publishing Company (HP.C5251).
From its first statement by the children's choir, the simple beauty and power of Charles C. Converse's classic theme grabs hold and doesn't let go as the piece builds to a thrilling full-gospel conclusion. In the tradition of Joel Raney's setting of "Jesus Loves Me" and "This Little light of Mine" this new setting is the perfect combination of new material, a favorite hymn, adult and children's voices, and an exciting blues-gospel track.