The Friendship of Jesus

Have you accepted the friendship of Jesus?

Author: Ida M. Budd
Tune: [Have you accepted the friendship of Jesus?]
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1 Have you accepted the friendship of Jesus?
Do you walk with Him day by day,
Resting secure in His blessed assurance,
“Lo, I am with you alway?”

By and by, by and by,
They who walk with Him here below,
In His glorified likeness awaking,
As they are known, shall they know.

2 Dear as a mother, or sister or brother,
To His infinite heart of love,
Is He that doeth the will of the Father,
Seeking for strength from above. [Refrain]

3 Servants no longer, but friends He doth call us,
If we do what His love commands,
Yesterday, now, and forever His promise,
Fixed and unchangeable stands. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Faith and Hope Number 2 #78

Author: Ida M. Budd

Ida M. Budd was born in 1859 in a log cabin in Saginaw County, Michigan. When she was three years old her parents moved to Milford, Michigan. She loved nature and books. She decided to be a school teacher, receiving her teaching certificate when she was fifteen. Her first poem was published in 1881. She is known for her poems for children. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Have you accepted the friendship of Jesus?
Title: The Friendship of Jesus
Author: Ida M. Budd
Language: English
Refrain First Line: By and by, by and by
Publication Date: 1898
Copyright: Public Domain



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