Fruit From Friends

Tune: Bunessan

('Morning has broken')

John 15 v.12-17


John's Gospel Series (18)


Love one another, this my commandment

Jesus said, He from the Father sent

Love one another as I have loved you

This [is] how people my disciples know


Greater love has no man than this, that he

Lay down his life here for his friends, see

And we are Jesus' friends, if we do

Whatever He commands, even you


Not known as servants, for such do not know

What their lord does, not know it all, no

But Jesus has called us friends, has us shown

All things from the Father, made them known


We have not chosen Him, but He us chose

Ordained us, that through us good fruit grows

And that the fruit should remain, productive

Serving Him and others, so we live


That whatsoever in prayer we shall ask

Of the Father, be great or small task

What we ask in Jesus' name, so be

The Father shall give it to us, see



  • Michael Edwards

    Great stuff - did you write it yesterday?

    • orchidee

      Doh, I wrote it now, or tomorrow, or some-when, or no-when! Yummy, tasty fruit.
      I 'cheat' a bit. I don't always write one poem per day. Sometimes 2 or 3 per day, so having some in reserve.

    • Laura


      “Love one another”...
      Three Perfect, wonderful words!
      Thank you for sharing!


      • orchidee

        Thanks Laura.

      • BRIAN & ANGELA

        Thanks UNCLE ANDY ~ One of my fave HYMNS ~ So soothing. Love the POEM ~ Spiritual Friends & Spiritual Love what more could one ask ~ AMEN ~ Yours BRIAN

        • orchidee

          Uncle Steve here - a very old uncle, as you know! Thanks Brian.

        • Gary Edward Geraci

          A great verse to set to the 10/9/10/9 Orchidee. Very much enjoyed the beautiful tune with its accompaniment of fine photography.

          • orchidee

            Thanks Gary. Not all that difficult a metre. Similar to but with a couple of syllables lopped off on some lines.

          • Goldfinch60

            "Love one another" - one day this WILL happen.

            • orchidee

              Thanks Gold. It happens surely now, between people, if not universally by everyone. Just don't sit in my pew there, or I won't love ya! (heehee).

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