1 In the day of trial, in the hour of need.
I have found a friend indeed;
Yes, a faithful friend, whom I have often tried,
Jesus, who was crucified.
Jesus is a friend, a constant friend,
Closer than a brother to me;
He'll be with me always, even to the end,
Jesus is a friend to me.
2 When my soul was wildly beat, and tossed about
On the waves of sin and doubt;
When I had no helper, and no hope I knew,
Jesus brought me safely through. [Refrain]
3 Satan and his legions may my soul assail,
Every earthly friend may fail;
Honor, fame and riches, each in turn may flee,
Jesus will be true to me. [Refrain]
4 Soon this ever-changing, restless life will cease,
And I'll reach the shores of peace;
Where the friends and loved ones waiting I shall see,
Saved through him who died for me. [Refrain]
Source: Our Praise in Song: a collection of hymns and sacred melodies, adapted for use by Sunday schools, Endeavor societies, Epworth Leagues, evangelists, pastors, choristers, etc. #39