230. Friendship with Jesus

1 A friend of Jesus, O what bliss
That one so weak as I
Should ever have a friend like this
To lead me to the sky.

Friendship with Jesus,
Fellowship divine;
O what blessed sweet communion,
Jesus is a friend of mine.

2 A friend when other friendships cease,
A friend when others fail;
A friend who gives me joy and peace,
A friend who will prevail. [Refrain]

3 A friend to lead me in the dark,
A friend who knows the way;
A friend to steer my weak, frail bark,
A friend my debts to pay. [Refrain]

4 A friend when sickness lays me low,
A friend when death draws near;
A friend as through the vale I go,
A friend to help and cheer. [Refrain]

5 A friend when life’s rough voyage is o’er,
A friend when death is past.
A friend to greet on Heaven’s shore,
A friend when home at last. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: A friend of Jesus, O what bliss
Title: Friendship with Jesus
Author: Joe C. Ludgate
Refrain First Line: Friendship with Jesus
Language: English
Publication Date: 1982
Topic: Jesus Christ: Friend
Tune Information
Name: [A friend of Jesus, O what bliss]
Key: D Major
Source: Traditional

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