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136. I'll Be a Friend to Jesus

1 They tried my Lord and Master,
With no one to defend;
Within the halls of Pilate
He stood without a friend.

Refrain:
I’ll be a friend to Jesus,
My life for Him I’ll spend;
I’ll be a friend to Jesus,
Until my years shall end.

2 The world may turn against Him,
I’ll love Him to the end,
And while on earth I’m living,
My Lord shall have a friend. [Refrain]

3 I’ll do what He may bid me;
I’ll go where He may send;
I’ll try each flying moment
To prove that I’m His friend. [Refrain]

4 To all who need a Savior,
My Friend I’ll recommend;
Because He brought salvation,
Is why I am His friend. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: They tried my Lord and Master
Title: I'll Be a Friend to Jesus
Author: Johnson Oatman, Jr. (1922)
Meter: 7.6.7.6 D
Scripture: John 15:13
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Ill_Be_a_Friend_to_Jesus)
Refrain First Line: I’ll be a friend to Jesus
Tune Information
Name: FIDELIS
Composer: Joel A. Erickson (2003)
Meter: 7.6.7.6 D
Key: D♭ Major
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Ill_Be_a_Friend_to_Jesus)



Media
MIDI file: Ill_Be_a_Friend_to_Jesus.mid
(http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Ill_Be_a_Friend_to_Jesus)
More media are available on the text authority page.




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