6138. 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 naught 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
German Title: Ist Gott für mich, so trete
Author: Paul Gerhardt (1656)
Translator (from German): Catherine Winkworth (1855)
Meter: SM
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer: Joseph Emerson Sweetser (1849)
Meter: SM
Incipit: 32156 57671 35212
Key: G Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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