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He’s a Friend of Mine (a.k.a. Why Should I Charge My Soul with Care?)

John Sammis
(1846-1919)

Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.

John 15:15 KJV

Why should I charge my soul with care?
The wealth of every mine
Belongs to Christ, God’s Son and Heir;
And He’s a Friend of mine.

Chorus:
Yes, He’s a Friend of mine,
And He with me doth all things share;
Since all is Christ’s, and Christ is mine,
Why should I have a care?
For Jesus is a Friend of mine.

The silver moon, the golden sun,
The countless stars that shine,
Are His alone, yes, every one,
And He’s a Friend of mine.1

He daily spreads a glorious feast,
And at His table dine
The whole creation, man and beast;
And He’s a Friend of mine.

And when He comes in bright array,
And leads the conqu’ring line,
It will be glory then to say
That He’s a Friend of mine.

 

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  1. This second stanza is quoted by Percy Gutteridge in Our Great Savior God.
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