I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from My Father I have made known to you.@John 15:15
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Charles H. Gabriel (1856-1932)

Ida M. Budd, in The Chorus of Praise, edited by James M. Black (New York: Eaton & Mains, 1898), number 61.

Charles H. Gabriel (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Ida M. Budd (1859-?)

Have you acepted the friendship of Jesus?
Do you walk with Him day by day,
Resting secure in His blessèd assurance,
Lo, I am with you alway?

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By and by, by and by,
They who walk with Him here below,
In His glorified likeness awaking,
As they are known, shall they know.

Dear as a mother, or sister or brother,
To His infinite heart of love,
Is He that doeth the will of the Father,
Seeking for strength from above.

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Servants no longer, but friends He doth call us,
If we do what His love commands,
Yesterday, now, and for ever His promise,
Fixed and unchangeable stands.

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