Scripture Verse

I have called you friends. John 15:15


Fanny Crosby

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by (1820–1915).

Music: John R. Swe­ney (1837–1899) (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know when this song was writ­ten, would you ?

John R. Sweney


I have a friend and He came to seek me,
I was afar on the ocean wave,
Into the fold of His love He brought me,
Peace to my soul from that hour He gave.


Glory, glory, Jesus is my Savior,
I will sing and praise him
In the glad, new song;
Glory, glory, I will give Him glory,
When mine eyes behold Him,
In the blood-washed throng.

O how my heart with its joy is bounding,
O what a Savior and Friend is He,
Full of compassion and rich in blessing,
O how He loves and He cares for me.


I have a friend that will ne’er forsake me,
I shall be kept by His mighty pow’r.
Safe in the arms of His love that folds me,
Moment by moment and hour by hour.


I have a hope that is sure and steadfast,
Firm as the rock where by faith I stand;
I have the pledge of a rest eternal
Waiting for me in the soul’s bright land.