Scripture Verse

Love one another. John 13:34


Words: Amy S. Bak­er, in Friendly Words for Our Girls (London: Hatch­ards, 1875), pag­es 111–12. Some hym­nals show the au­thor as G. F. S. (Girls’ Friend­ly So­ci­e­ty), which Bak­er was as­so­ci­at­ed with.

Music: Eu­cha­ris­ti­cus John Stain­er, in Hymns An­cient and Mo­dern, 1875 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Bak­er (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

John Stainer


True friends help each other,
Gladly give and take;
Bear with one another,
For sweet friendship’s sake.

E’en when parted, always
Love each other still,
Both in joy and sorrow,
Sharing good and ill.

Onwards in life’s journey,
Clasping hand in hand;
Thus they seek together
Friendship’s native land.

Happy home, where Jesus
Best and truest friend,
Waits for Christian pilgrims,
At their journey’s end.