In my lifetime, I have had many friends. Some were friends for a short period of time and others have stood the test of time. About 50 years ago I made the biggest decision of my life and that decision was to live my life as a practicing Christian with Jesus at the center of my life. It was a decision that gave me peace, hope, a reason for living and a promise that He will never leave me or forsake me. He hs been and still is my Saviour, my friend and some day my coming king.
I have a friend, I have a friend
He will be with me, Through to the end
That is his promise, To all who believe
He is our friend, He is our friend.
15 I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you John 15, 15
- A friend of Jesus! Oh, what bliss
That one so weak as I
Should ever have a Friend like this
To lead me to the sky!
Friendship with Jesus!
Oh, what blessed, sweet communion!
Jesus is a Friend of mine.
- A Friend when other friendships cease,
A Friend when others fail,
A Friend who gives me joy and peace,
A Friend when foes assail!
- 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!
- A Friend when life’s short race is o’er
A Friend when earth is past,
A Friend to meet on Heaven’s shore,
A Friend when home at last!
Joseph C. Ludgate,