Scripture Verse

I have called you friends. John 15:15

Introduction

Words & Mu­sic: Mal­colm M. Lu­za­der, in Crown of Gold, by Will­iam T. Giffe & Frank M. Da­vis (Lo­gans­port, In­di­a­na: Home Mu­sic, 1892), num­ber 49 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lyrics

I have no friend like Jesus
To stand up by my side;
He is my friend and brother,
My Savior and my guide.

Refrain

No friend, no friend,
I have no friend like Jesus;
No friend, no friend,
No other friend like Jesus.

I need no friend but Jesus,
I lean upon His arm;
He keeps me safe from danger,
And shields me from all harm.

Refrain

When earthly friends forsake me,
And leave me lone and sad,
Then Jesus comes to cheer me,
His presence makes me glad.

Refrain

I’ll trust no one but Jesus
To guide me all the way;
He’ll keep me in the sunshine
That leads to endless day.

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