I have called you friends.@John 15:15
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Fanny Crosby (1820–1915)

Fan­ny Cros­by, in Gems of Song, ed­it­ed by Ira D. San­key & Hu­bert P. Main (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Big­low & Main, 1901), page 21.

Hart P. Danks (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Hart P. Danks (1834–1903)

Singing, singing, light and free,
As the merry birds are we;
For a precious friend is near,
Bending now our song to hear.

Refrain

Very thankful we should be,
For a friend so dear as He;
Very thankful we should be,
For a friend so dear as He.

Singing, singing all the day,
As the moments glide away;
Ever grateful for His care
And the tender love we share.

Refrain

Singing, singing, O how sweet,
Resting at the Savior’s feet;
Looking up with joyful eyes,
To His dwelling in the skies.

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