I have called you friends.@John 15:15

Amelia Clement, in Sabbath Carols (Altoona, Pennsylvania: R. B Mahaffey, 1881), number 68.

Guildford John H. Kissinger (🔊 pdf nwc).

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John H. Kissinger (1845-1922)

Even in sorrow Christ is our friend;
Even in danger He will defend;
Kindly our pathway He will attend,
If at His footstool we humbly bend.

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Come to the Savior, oh, sinner, come,
Cling to Him closely, nor longer roam;
He’ll guide you safely to rest and home;
Do not reject Him: Come, sinner, come.

We are most happy if we endure
For by our chastening we shall be pure;
Sin may not harm, or Satan allure,
If in His love we abide secure.

Refrain

He is the light, the truth, and the way,
Trusting in Him we can never stray;
Heed now His call to come and obey,
Your night of sorrow shall change today.

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