Monday, December 8, 2008

My Forever Friend

Of the 5,521 music files in my laptop computer, one ministers to me with special meaning. Entitled My Forever Friend, the song was composed by Charlie Landsborough and is sung by “The Irish Tenors” – Finbar Wright, Anthony Kearns, and Karl Scully. Like the tenors, composer Landsborough is Irish.

The lyrics need no comment or explanation. They speak clearly, precisely, and straight to the hearts of all who follow of Jesus. As I internalize them, they express my heartfelt worship of My Forever Friend.

Everybody needs a

little help sometime
No one stands alone
Makes no difference if
you're just a child
like me
Or a king upon a throne
For there are no exceptions
We all stand in the line
Everybody needs a friend
Let me tell you of mine
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CHORUS:
He's my forever friend
My leave-me-never friend
From darkest night to rainbow's end
He's my forever friend
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Even when I turn away
He cares for me
His love no one can shake
Even as I walk away He's by my side
With every breath I take
And sometimes I forget Him
My halo fails to shine
Sometimes I'm not His friend
But He is always mine

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REPEAT CHORUS:
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If you still don't know the
one I'm talking of
I think it's time you knew
Long ago and far away upon a cross
My friend died for you
So if you'd like to meet Him
And don't know what to do
Ask my friend into you heart
And He'll be your friend too

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ENDS WITH THE CHORUS:
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He's my forever friend
My leave-me-never friend
From darkest night to rainbow's end
He's my forever friend.

1 comment:

Elizabeth said...

Wow I have never heard this hymn. I want to hear it with you when we visit after Christmas. I love you, Dad!

Elizabeth