Ye are My friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.@John 15:14
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Paul Gerhardt (1607-1676)

Paul Gerhardt, 1656 (Ist Gott für mich, so trete); translated from German to English by Catherine Winkworth, 1855.

Greenwood Joseph E. Sweetser, 1849 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Catherine Winkworth (1827-1878)

Since Jesus is my Friend,
And I to Him belong,
It matters not what foes intend,
However fierce and strong.

He whispers in my breast
Sweet words of holy cheer;
How they who seek in God their rest
Shall ever find Him near.

My heart for gladness springs;
It cannot more be sad;
For very joy it laughs and sings,
Sees naught but sunshine glad.

The Sun that lights mine eyes
Is Christ, the Lord I love;
I sing for joy of that which lies
Stored up for me above.