I have called you friends.@John 15:15
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Isham E. Reynolds (1879-1949)

Isham E. Reynolds, in The Popular Hymnal (Dallas, Texas: Robert H. Coleman, 1918) (🔊 pdf nwc).

When the sun shines bright and your heart is light,
Jesus is the friend you need;
When the clouds hang low in this world of woe,
Jesus is the friend you need.

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Jesus is the friend you need,
Such a friend is He indeed;
He who noteth every tear,
He will banish every fear,
Jesus is the friend you need.

If you’re lost in sin, all is dark within,
Jesus is the friend you need;
God alone can save through the Son He gave,
Jesus is the friend you need.

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When in that sad hour, when in death’s grim power,
Jesus is the friend you need;
If you would prepare ’gainst the tempter’s snare,
Jesus is the friend you need.

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When the cares of life all around are rife,
Jesus is the friend you need;
Glory to His name, always He’s the same,
Jesus is the friend you need.

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