Friend of God

(Romans 5)

Though separated far, by sin,
The Blood of Christ allowed me in;
Reconciled to a Loving God
Whose Son this evil world once trod;
Now I'm His friend!

Friend of God, Almighty King!
Creator of each living thing,
Incredulous that this can be!
He cared enough to set me free,
And be my Friend!

Friendship is a two-way street,
And grace is why we both could meet.
Before the Cross I knelt so low,
So His cleansing Blood could flow
And make us friends.

Friends for ever; Lord, I pray,
Keep me close to You each day;
Loving, serving, needing You;
Guiding me my whole life through.
Eternal Friends!

Honoria A. Groves

9:00 a.m., March 28, 2004