Many Friends I Have Here


Many friends I have here,
Whom my heart holdeth dear,
And to be like them oft I’m inclined,
But there’s one far above,
All on earth that I love,
For in him is all goodness combined.

Refrain:
Oh, I want to be like Jesus,
Oh, I want to be like Jesus,
Oh, I want to be like Jesus,
And dwell where Jesus is.

In this world here below,
There are many I know,
Who are more like the Savior than I,
But I’ve made him my choice,
And my heart doth rejoice,
For I’ll see him I know by and by. [Refrain]

There’s a day rolling round,
When the trumpet shall sound,
And the dead from their graves will arise,
Then his glory we’ll see,
And like Jesus we’ll be,
When we join that bright throng in the skies. [Refrain]