Scripture Verse

I have called you friends.@John 15:15

Words: Nils Fryk­man, in San­nings­vitt­net, 1895 (Jag har en vän, som äls­kar mig). Trans­lat­ed from Swe­dish to Eng­lish by E. H. J.

Music: Nils Fryk­man (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Nils Frykman
(1842–1911)

I have a friend who loveth me,
He gave His life on Calvary;
Upon the cross my sins He bore,
And I am saved forevermore.

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Oh, hallelujah, He’s my friend,
He guides me to the journey’s end,
He walks beside me all the way,
And gives to me a crown some day.

My Savior’s love so full and free
Doth light the weary way for me;
It fills with joy each passing day
And drives my sorrows all away.

Refrain

I have a friend, a mighty friend,
Upon His power I may depend;
He reigneth over every land,
O’er valley, hill, on sea and strand.

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O brother, join us in our song!
This friend to you would fain belong;
Tho’ far from what you’d like to be,
His grace sufficient is for thee.

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