Sunday, October 13, 2013

"He's A Friend"

This is a Southern Gospel type song. I wrote it while working as a receptionist in a Retirement Village, where there were many lonely people.



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He's A Friend

Shine his light in the darkness.
Let His love flow through you.
Jesus cares for the lonely and blue.
Share a smile filled with gladness.
Spread a word of good news.
There is one who is waiting for you.
He's a friend, true and faithful,
A friend by your side,
Speaking words that will lift spirits high.
God gives rest to the weary,
He gives strength to the weak,
Feeds the soul that is thirsty and dry.

Be a friend to the lonely,
Be a friend to the blue,
Lift them up to the Father in love.
Share a bouquet of flowers.
Spread a word of His truth.
Let the hope of the Lord
Shine through you.
He's a friend, true and faithful,
A friend by your side,
Speaking words that will lift spirits high.
God gives rest to the weary,
He gives strength to the weak,
Feeds the soul that is thirsty and dry.

Jesus cares for His children.
Jesus cares for the lost.
Spread good news of the gospel to all.
He's a friend even closer
Than a brother to you,
For He loves you with His perfect love.
He's a friend, true and faithful,
A friend by your side,
Speaking words that will lift spirits high.
God gives rest to the weary,
He gives strength to the weak,
Feeds the soul that is thirsty and dry.

Text and Music Cathy L. Simpson


© Copyright 1996 by Cathy L. Simpson

29 comments:

Karen said...

Such lovely lyrics and melody. You have used your gifts to glorify the Lord and I know He is smiling!

Cathy said...

Thank you so much, Karen, for listening to my music and for your encouragement.

Tea With Tiffany said...

Music is like a vitamin that feeds my spirit. Keep creating songs.

Cathy said...

Thanks so much for your sweet comment. I love it!

Wylie said...

Beautiful!!! Praise the Lord! Thank you for being an encouragemet to others. You are an encouragement to me today to keep sharing His good news!!! God bless you.
www.shoutajoyfulnoise.com

Cathy said...

I'm so glad you liked the song, Wylie. Thanks for visiting my music website and for leaving your note of encouragement.

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Cathy, Your music is so beautifully inspired by our Lord. Thank you for sharing these heartfelt hymns! Have a wonderful day! Coralie

Cathy said...

Thank you so much, Coralie. I love His gift to me. :)

Apron Senorita said...

Hello, this is Yoli. I want to sincerely thank you for recently posting comment on my old blog, Apron of the Month Club. Your words of faith and encouragement are very special to me especially with our sudden relocation news and increased stress.

The company I work for is relocating my job to a new city by January 1st. I also co-own an online boutique with my sister Jessica, and we have decided to professionally seek solo creative directions. So, I am opening up a new online boutique and new blog. I look forward to God opening new doors. My kids and are excited about new adventures.

Please know that I read each and every comment you post. They are my inspiration and confirmation of God’s love. Please add me to your list of blogs that you follow.

God Bless You!
Yoli
http://apronsenorita.blogspot.com/
www.apronsenorita.com

Terri Tiffany said...

Cathy,
What a blessing to have the talent to create and play such music! I thought it was beautiful:) thank you for coming over and saying hello on my blog today! You made my day!

Cathy said...

Apron Senorita, Thank you for visiting today.

Cathy said...

Terri, Thank you so much for your sweet comment. I'm glad you liked my music.

Precious Gems said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours :)

Saleslady371 said...

You are one talented gal. Praise God for songwriters who touch our hearts and souls.

Cathy said...

Thank you so much, Mary.

Mary said...

Cathy, the song you wrote is beautiful...I love the melody and the lyrics...you are so right, so many lonely people. When I think of those in nursing homes, my heart breaks.

I wanted to tell you that I clicked on "play full song", and it took me to a page that wasn't the greatest for viewers to see, so I went back and just clicked on the play arrow, and was able to listen and read the words at the same time. I don't know anything about how these playlists operate, but just wanted you to know so you could check it out.

God bless,
Mary

Vicki said...

I love your music, Cathy. God has blessed you with a tremendous gift. Merry Christmas, dear friend. Thank you for the encouragement you pour into my life!

Sherry said...

Love it! You definitely have a gift! :D

Jenny said...

Beautiful. I used to write a lot of music but nothing at this level. You are very talented.

Belinda Jo Adams said...

that is a pretty song. keep using your talent for HIM!

Bob West said...

Excellent! I hope you enjoy my blog as much as I have yours. Very interesting.
I am now a follower.
God Bless, Bob
http://westbob.blogspot.com/2010/05/god-vs-science.html

Linda said...

Hi,
I have just found your blog. So inspiring and I look forward to following you.
Please do drop by my blogs-Simple Blessings and Days Touched By Grace.
Have a great day!
Blessing.

Melanie said...

Lovely tune and lyrics, Cathy.

Jesson And Rey Ann said...

nice post!

cfoxes33 said...

What a great gift! Thanks for sharing.

I have a devotion that you may enjoy (or not) http://cfoxes.blogspot.com

Nicole said...

Very pretty music and love the lyrics too! You are very blessed and talented!!

Janis@Open My Ears Lord said...

So beautiful! Your music is uplifting.
Thank you for stopping by my place on WFW.

Blessings,
Janis

A Peculiar Person said...

incredibly inspirational. I love the lyrics!

I would like to invite you to visit my blog. I would love to get your comments on some of my recent posts.

http://alonganarrowway.blogspot.com

God Bless!

Starry Dawn said...

BEAUTIFUL SONG, CATHY!!
GOD BLESS YOU.
POET STARRY.