Scripture Verse

I have called you friends. John 15:15

Introduction

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Avis M. Christiansen
1895–1985

Words: Av­is M. Chris­tian­sen, 1921.

Music: J. Ed­win Mc­Con­nell (🔊 pdf nwc).

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J. Edwin McConnell
1892–1954

Lyrics

I’ve a blest companion ever at my side;
He’s my Lord and Savior, and He’s my guide;
I am trusting daily in His love divine;
He’s a friend of mine.

Refrain

Jesus is a friend of mine,
Friend of mine, a friend of mine;
Sweeter ever sweeter, is His love divine;
Jesus is a friend of mine.

When I meet temptations Jesus bears me through,
Gives me blessèd vict’ry and keeps me true;
Heaven’s golden sunlight round my path doth shine;
He’s a friend of mine.

Refrain

What a friend is Jesus in this world of woe!
Oh, how sweet to trust Him, His love to know—
Blessèd Lord and Savior, I’m so glad I’m Thine;
He’s a friend of mine.

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