Wednesday, December 18, 2019

I Call Him Friend


We worship the King who is Ancient of Days
We bask in His splendor, His glory we praise
The star-wheels and atoms are in His control
This is my friend the lover of my soul
His plenteous providence our hope secures
His care and His mercy forever endures
His covenant kindness shall heal and console
This is my friend, the lover of my soul.

I call Him friend, for He will never leave me
He gave His life my soul to defend
His wounds are faithful, but never shall He grieve me
For He is steadfast to the very end
His care is constant,  so I call Him friend

We are but dust for from dust we were formed
Yet he placed in us glory and we are transformed
His sufficient grace makes bereft sinners whole
This is my friend, the lover of my soul
Forever His power and wisdom be praised
His ransomed redeemed children's hearts are ablaze
Conformed to Christ's likeness- we pursue this goal
This is my friend, the lover of my soul

I call Him friend, for He will never leave me
He gave His life my soul to defend
His wounds are faithful, but never shall He grieve me
For He is steadfast to the very end
His care is constant,  so I call Him friend

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In wrath and in wisdom He judges the earth
Till every nation will honor his worth
The heavens He'll cause to roll up like a scroll
This is my friend, the lover of my soul

We hallow your Name as in heaven so bright
We show to the world One in Whom we delight.
We rest 'neath His wings, lest life takes its toll
This is my friend the lover of my soul.
This is the love that prevails over all
This is the magnificent cure for the fall
The heavenly hosts His great glory extol
This is my friend, the lover of my soul

I call Him friend, for He will never leave me
He gave His life my soul to defend
His wounds are faithful, but never shall He grieve me
For He is steadfast to the very end
His care is constant,  so I call Him friend

December 18, 2019
Anthony Foster

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