My Friends

                        by Miriam Spengler


There's nothing in the world more precious

Than the friends God sent my way.

My heart overflows with happiness

As we share our love each day.

There are times I feel sad and lonely.

To the Lord I begin to pray

For the loneliness that comes my way.

His answered prayers help me to live

A life of friendship which they give.

We all have faults, I know I do

But they don't seem to mind.

They know that I am human

And the good they try to find.

Thank you Lord for my dear friends

In case you might not know

How very much your friendship means,

The older that I grow.

There's happiness in little things

There's joy in passing pleasure

But friendships are from year to year

The best of all life's treasure.