Scripture Verse

I have called you friends. John 15:15

Introduction

Words: Al­fred Bar­ratt, in Har­vest Hymns, by Ro­bert H. Cole­man (Dal­las, Texas: Ro­bert H. Cole­man, 1924), num­ber 2.

Music: Hen­ry P. Mor­ton (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Mor­ton (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), or a bet­ter one of Bar­ratt, would you ?

portrait
Alfred Barratt
1879–1968

Lyrics

When the path you tread is fraught with woe,
And your heart is sad where’er you go,
When the darksome clouds are hanging low,
Let Jesus be your friend.

Refrain

Let Jesus be your friend,
Let Jesus be your friend;
When your heart is sad
He can make you glad,
Let Jesus be your friend.

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In the dreary ways of grief and sin,
When your heart is sore and dark within,
If you now desire His grace to win,
Let Jesus be your friend.

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In the gloomy days of toil and strife,
Wheresoever Satan’s snares are rife,
When ’tis hard to bear the cares of life,
Let Jesus be your friend.

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He can bring you out of sorrow’s night
Into joy and everlasting light;
He alone can lead your steps aright;
Let Jesus be your friend.

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