That's Jesus My Friend

by Emily Derry

Would you have a trusted friend
Who'll stand by you to the end?
Who will be there constantly
Never mind where you may be?
That's Jesus, my friend.

Would you have someone or other,
One much closer than a brother,
A sister or a mother,
One who never minds the bother?
That's Jesus, my friend.

Do you know you're lost in sin?
Would you like to start again?
There's one friend and one alone,
He, who loves and can atone.
That's Jesus, my friend.

Would you like to be forgiven,
Yes, ' til seventy times seven?
Would you have someone so true
Who would die to ransom you?
That's Jesus, my friend.

Would you have the joy that comes
To God's daughters and his son's
And the hope that in him lies,
Who would make the sacrifice?
That's Jesus, my friend.

Do you seek your All-in-All
Who can lift you when you fall
And will hear you as you call,
One who changed the Spoiler, Saul?
That's Jesus, my friend.

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