Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

Words: Ed­win V. Adams, in Ep­worth Prais­es, ed­it­ed by Charles H. Ga­bri­el (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Ep­worth League of the Me­tho­dist Epis­co­pal Church, 1909), num­ber 29.

Music: J. Wes­ley Hughes (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

Lyrics

I need just such a friend as Jesus
To lead me on the upward way;
A friend that will be near
When the darkest clouds appear,
Oh, I need just such a friend as Jesus.

Refrain

I need just such a friend,
One on whom I can depend,
I need just such a friend as Jesus,
A friend that will be true
As no other one will do,
Oh, I need just such a friend as Jesus.

I need just such a friend as Jesus!
He bore my sins upon the tree;
I’ll give to Him my heart!
Never say again—Depart!
For I need just such a friend as Jesus.

Refrain

I need just such a friend as Jesus
When crossing Jordan’s swelling tide;
Tho’ seraph angels wait,
When I reach the pearly gate,
I will need just such a friend as Jesus.

Refrain