Scripture Verse

Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13

Introduction

Words & Mu­sic: Al­ice E. Han­sell, 1920 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Han­sell (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

Are you looking for a friend,
One who will your life defend,
A friend indeed, whose love is deep and true;
There is one close by your side,
And with you He would confide
He is waiting to relieve
And comfort you.

Refrain

This friend is Jesus,
He died on the cross to save you from sin;
This friend who will keep to the end,
This wonderful friend is Jesus.

Are you looking for a friend,
One on whom you can depend,
A friend who standeth true when others fail;
You will find the Lord, indeed,
Is a friend in every need,
And He bids you have the faith
On Him to call.

Refrain

He’s the dearest in the world,
For when human lips are curled,
He’s precious, oh, so precious, day by day,
And He’s waiting now for you,
For your heart and service, too;
Will you take Him as your friend
While now you may?

Refrain