218. Since Jesus is My Friend

1 Since Jesus is my Friend,
And I to Him belong,
It matters not what foes intend,
However fierce and strong.

2 He whispers in my breast
Sweet words of holy cheer;
How they who seek in God their rest
Shall ever find Him near.

3 My heart for gladness springs;
It cannot more be sad;
For very joy it laughs and sings,
Sees nought but sunshine glad.

4 The Sun that lights mine eyes
Is Christ, the Lord I love;
I sing for joy of that which lies
Stored up for me above.

Text Information
First Line: Since Jesus is my Friend
Title: Since Jesus is My Friend
Author: Paul Gerhardt (1656)
Translator: Catherine Winkworth, 1827-1878 (1855)
Publication Date: 1955
Meter: S. M.
Scripture: Nehemiah 8:10; Psalm 28:7
Tune Information
Name: GREENWOOD
Composer: Joseph E. Sweetser (1849)
Meter: S. M.
Key: G Major



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