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 & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

John Stainer (1840–1901)


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.