477. 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 I rest upon the ground
Of Jesus and his Blood,
For 'tis through Him that I have found
The true eternal Good.

3 His Spirit in me dwells,
O'er all my mind he reigns,
All care and sadness he dispels,
And soothes away all pains.

4 He whispers in my breast
Sweet words of holy cheer,
How he who seeks in God his rest
Shall ever find him near.

5 How God hath built above
A city fair and new,
Where eye and heart shall see and prove
What faith has counted true.

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

7 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
Translator: Catherine Winkworth, 1829-78
Author: Paul Gerhardt, 1607 - 76
Language: English
Publication Date: 1958
Tune Information
Composer: Samuel Wesley, 1766 - 1837
Meter: S. M.
Key: D Major

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