A real friend
(Thomas Reade, "Christian Meditations")
"There is a Friend who sticks closer than a brother."
In the midst of this ever changing, faithless world,
Jesus is His precious name.
Love is His endeared character.
His faithfulness never fails.
He is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
In the midst of disquietude—He can give rest.
In the midst of sorrow—He can give comfort.
In the midst of weakness—He can impart strength.
In the midst of confusion—He can give counsel.
Oh! what a friend is this!
Wherever we are, He is a friend at hand to cheer
Such a friend is Jesus to His redeemed people.
There is no happiness but in Christ.
He is the fountain of living water—the source
O! my soul, never look for peace from the creature