Faith For Friends

Fits tune: St Stephen

(One tune to 'In Christ there is no east or west')


We thank you Lord for fellowship

Shown, shared in deed and lip

Help us to love, not take granted

Folk you to us have led


Your love to all, salvation free

This their greatest need be

Whether young, old, whate'er class, creed

Good Shepherd, you them feed


Protect us, keep from harm, from ill

Guide us in your right will

Strengthen each one, their needs daily

Do meet, tend to them, see


Times spent with friends and family

Grant they purposeful be

And that we share

With them Christ true

Draw them nearer to you


And if friendships they be short, long

May they be as a song

Melody sweet, loved ones commend

To you, them blessings send


Bring to salvation whole each one

Redemption work is done

By you, Lord Christ, the Father's Son

You welcome all, bar none




  • orchidee

    The church in the clip is St Martins-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London. The Vicar (appears at the last verse) is now the current Bishop of Salisbury. Am I hob-nobbing with CofE Bishops now?!

  • Augustus

    There are some great messages in here. I appreciate the effort that goes into your work.

    • orchidee

      Thanks A.

    • swingline

      One thing I takeheed of in your devotionals is how good God is to his flocks . He spares nothing nor holds back anything . This to me is simply amazing as to why God so loves this world of heathens that he would sacrifice his son for us after a lifetime of being a servant to the same .

      • Heather T

        I so agree. Who am I, Lord...if most could take full hold of that grace then we maybe could all keep our eyes on the cure and not the curse.

      • Gary Edward Geraci

        Love, redemption, friendships, thankfulness gratitude- your poem includes all the right words for us to contemplate and give glory to our God!

      • Heather T

        Wonderful. I enjoy your work.

      • orchidee

        Thanks all. You shaking that stick DS/KS?! lol.

      • Goldfinch60

        He certainly does welcome all. Well said Orchi.

        • orchidee

          Thanks G/F. But to throw a spanner in the works: HE welcomes all, but do all of US welcome all? In a couple of places I've known, it's like an atmosphere of: 'Come in, sit down, shut up!' Or; 'What you doing in my pew/seat'? Though of course it remains 'nice' and no one kicks us out of a pew. Some dirty looks though! ooh.
          If so - will they stop lying, by having a huge banner outside saying 'All Welcome'?! doh.

        • orchidee

          Am I hob-nobbing with Bishops now, Goldie?! heehee. I could be hob-nobbing with the PM and her husband. A paper showed a fairly-local church to me, that they attend! Now, your politician 'joke'....lips moving, etc!

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