I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of My Father I have made known unto you.@John 15:15
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Mrs. J. M. Hunter

Mrs. J. M. Hunter, 1901.

Anthony J. Showalter (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Anthony J. Showalter (1858-1924)

I have a friend, a precious friend,
Who keeps my day by day,
On whom my hopes of Heav’n depend,
Who is my guide and stay.

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My dearest friend, my truest friend,
My friend in life, my friend in death,
Unto His name let praise ascend,
With glad, with glad exultant breath.

I need not feel one anxious thought,
Or know one pressing care,
But that I may—His word hath taught—
Take unto Him in prayer.

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O sinner, take Him for your friend,
His grace is free to all;
He will the trusting soul defend,
Nor suffer it to fall.

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’Tis sweet to feel His presence near,
And on His strength rely,
To know that He thro’ life will cheer,
Support when death is nigh.

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’Tis sweet to work for such a friend;
Dear Lord, our efforts guide,
For if Thou wilt Thy blessing send,
The work shall e’er abide.

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