Sunday Song – Savior and Friend

I recently found Greyfriars Press and their album, “My Cry Ascends: New Parish Psalms.”  It’s got kind of a celtic/folksy feel which I enjoy. There are several well-known singers on the album including Steve Green and Michael Card.

We’ll be singing one of my favorite songs, “Savior and Friend,” tomorrow at church. The words are by John S. B. Monsell (1811-1875), and the new music is by Gregory D. Wilbur.

Here are the words:
Rest of the weary,
Joy of the sad,
Hope of the dreary,
Light of the glad;
Home of the stranger,
Strength to the end,
Refuge from danger,
Savior and Friend!

Pillow where lying,
Love rests its head;
Peace of the dying,
Life of the dead;
Path of the lowly,
Prize at the end,
Breath of the holy,
Savior and Friend!

When my feet stumble,
I’ll to Thee cry;
Crown of the humble.
Cross of the high.
When my steps wander,
Over me bend,
Truer and fonder,
Savior and Friend!

Ever confessing
Thee, I will raise
Unto Thee blessing,
Glory and praise;
All my endeavor,
World without end,
Thine to be ever,
Savior and Friend!

copyright 2003 Greyfriars Press

There’s no video to link to but you can hear a sample of the song at the Greyfriars website and you can download the album at Amazon or iTunes.



2 thoughts on “Sunday Song – Savior and Friend

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