Friends

Album: The Michael W. Smith Project (1983)
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  • Packing up the dreams God planted
    In the fertile soil of you
    Can't believe the hopes He's granted
    Means a chapter in your life is through
    But we'll keep you close as always
    It won't even seem you've gone
    'Cause our hearts in big and small ways
    Will keep the love that keeps us strong

    And friends are friends forever
    If the Lord's the Lord of them
    And a friend will not say never
    'Cause the welcome will not end
    Though it's hard to let you go
    In the Father's hands we know
    That a lifetime's not too long
    To live as friends

    With the faith and love God's given
    Springing from the hope we know
    We will pray the joy you'll live in
    Is the strength that now you show
    But we'll keep you close as always
    It won't even seem you've gone
    'Cause our hearts in big and small ways
    Will keep the love that keeps us strong

    And friends are friends forever
    If the Lord's the Lord of them
    And a friend will not say never
    'Cause the welcome will not end
    Though it's hard to let you go
    In the Father's hands we know
    That a lifetime's not too long
    To live as friends

    And friends are friends forever
    If the Lord's the Lord of them
    And a friend will not say never
    'Cause the welcome will not end
    Though it's hard to let you go
    In the Father's hands we know
    That a lifetime's not too long
    To live as friends
    No, a lifetime's not too long
    To live as friends Writer/s: Deborah D. Smith, Michael Whitaker Smith
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management, CAPITOL CHRISTIAN MUSIC GROUP, Capitol CMG Publishing, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 12

  • Paulie from Springfield XyI think this song is really overrated and I think there are better songs about friends and also songs about god I wish people devoted themselves to those songs like they did this one MAKES YOU THINK Beautiful lyrics
  • Ron from Fort WorthThis song is in the American/Korean film Menari 2021. It is featured in the church scene.
  • JenniferI liked this song since the first time I heard it, it came out the same year That's What Friends Are For came out, at least as far as I can remember. Beautiful song true words.
  • AnonymousLiked the song "friends" since yes back 1984 I was in high school choir I asked my choir director bouts using the song for my 1985 gradation & never knew I would ever meets up with Michael w.smith (I was the caregiver for my stepdaddy whenever we went too Tennessee outdoor fleamarkets where he was walking through the crowd) always have listened too uplifting contemporary Christian music!never dreamed of living during years of lifestyles as the 1920s as told by my granddad& our u.s.a.this 2020& 21 I say going through 1920 golden olden days WHERE CITIZENS NEEDS TOO CHOOSE JOY
  • Casey Andrea from ZimbabweHe's an awesome voice and I love his music
  • Fatch from Blantyre, MalawiI liked the song the first time I heard it; great song.
  • Sandra W Armstrong from Florida Beautiful words!!
  • Kathy from Wonder Lake IlOne of my favorite songs my niece and husband sang it and at his celebration of life we played The version they had done it was beautiful. Whenever I need to hear his voice I play it. It gives me hope
  • Dale from FloridaThe song, “Friends” has had a profound impact on me from the first time I heard it. Though I’d never met Michael W. Smith, I met Amy Grant when she was still in college and singing in various venues (I think it was her first trip to Hawaii), promoting her album, “My Father’s Eyes”.
  • Don from Sevierville, TnI never did like this song!
  • Kaytee from Melbourne, FlI am using this song for my baccularate this year. What a great song.
  • Bryan from Spring, TxGreat song! We used to sing this at the end of church camp every summer when I was a kid.
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