Scripture Verse

I have called you friends. John 15:15


Fanny Crosby (1820–1915)

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by (1820–1915).

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

If you know when this song was writ­ten,

John R. Sweney (1837–1899)


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.