I have called you friends.@John 15:15
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Henry de Fluiter (1872-1970)

Henry de Fluiter, 1918 (🔊 pdf nwc).

I have a friend so dear,
Constant and true is He,
Filling my heart with cheer,
So good to me.
He’s covered every sin and stain,
His power now makes me whole again,
And soon with Him fore’er I’ll reign—
Jesus, my friend.

He’s promised to return
To this dark world below,
Though wicked men may spurn,
To Him I’ll go.
He’ll take me to my home on high,
Where I shall live and never die,
He’ll wipe all tears from every eye—
Jesus, my friend.

Then why should sorrow fill
Hearts that on Him rely,
His blessèd Peace, be still
Calms every cry.
Who fills with hope and courage now,
And at the last—I know not how—
Will place a crown upon my brow—
Jesus, my friend.