I Have A Friend A Precious Friend Who Ke


I have a friend, a precious friend,
Who keeps my day by day,
On whom my hopes of Heav’n depend,
Who is my guide and stay.

Refrain:
My dearest friend, my truest friend,
My friend in life, my friend in death,
Unto His name let praise ascend,
With glad, with glad exultant breath.

I need not feel one anxious thought,
Or know one pressing care,
But that I may-His word hath taught-
Take unto Him in prayer. [Refrain]

O sinner, take Him for your friend,
His grace is free to all;
He will the trusting soul defend,
Nor suffer it to fall. [Refrain]

‘Tis sweet to feel His presence near,
And on His strength rely,
To know that He thro’ life will cheer,
Support when death is nigh. [Refrain]

‘Tis sweet to work for such a friend;
Dear Lord, our efforts guide,
For if Thou wilt Thy blessing send,
The work shall e’er abide. [Refrain]