Jesus Ever Present Friend

Jesus, ever present Friend,
Whom have I on earth beside?
True and faithful to the end,
Be Thou still my help and guide.

Jesus all-sufficient friend,
Lead, and comfort, and defend,
All in all I find in thee,
Show thy power and grace in me.

Jesus, Savior, when alone
Thou didst bear my load of sin,
For my guilt thou didst atone,
Purify me now within. [Chorus]

By thy death my debt was paid,
All my life to Thee I owe,
Be my ever-present aid,
All-sufficient grace bestow. [Chorus]

Weak and helpless, sure to stray,
I am nothing, Thou art all;
Keep me in the narrow way,
Lift me when I faint and fall. [Chorus]