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.
|First Line:||Since Jesus is my Friend|
|Title:||Since Jesus is My Friend|
|Author:||Paul Gerhardt (1656)|
|Translator:||Catherine Winkworth, 1827-1878 (1855)|
|Scripture:||Nehemiah 8:10; Psalm 28:7|