For All My Friends


I thank You,God, For all my friends.... Wherever they may be
... For all their gentle words and for... their hospitality...
For every letter in the mail... And every fond hello... And for
the blessing and the warmth... They constantly bestow...
Because in each and every friend... And every true address...
I have a guardian against... The sea of loneliness... I have
encouragement and faith... And hope that never ends... And
all the inspiration, God... On which my life depends.... And
whether I have known them long... Or whether they are new
... I cherish them and humbly say... My gratitude to You.


James J. Metcalfe

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