FRIENDSHIP - Helen Steiner Rice
Gift of Friendship
Friendship is a priceless gift
that cannot be bought or sold,
But its value is far greater than
a mountain made of gold—
For gold is cold and lifeless,
it can neither see nor hear.
And in the time of trouble it
is powerless to cheer.
It has no ears to listen,
no heart to understand,
It cannot bring you comfort or
reach out a helping hand—
So when you ask God for a gift
be thankful if He sends
Not diamonds, pearls, or riches,
but the love of real true friends.
Fiends Are Life's Gift of Love
If people like me didn't know people like you,
Life would lose its meaning and its richness, too.
For the friends that we make are life's gift of love,
And I think friends are sent right from heaven above.
And thinking of you somehow makes me feel
That God is love and He's very real.
Friend Is a Gift from God
Among the great and glorious gifts
our heavenly Father sends
Is the gift of understanding
that we find in loving friends.
For in this world of trouble
that is filled with anxious care,
Everybody needs a friend in
whom they're free to share
The little secret heartaches
that lay heavy on the mind—
Not just a mere acquaintance
but someone who's just our kind.
For somehow in the generous
heart of loving, faithful friends,
The good God, in His charity
and wisdom, always sends
A sense of understanding
and the power of perception
And mixes these fine qualities
with kindness and affection.
And often just without a word
there seems to be a union
Of thoughts and kindred feelings,
for God gives true friends communion.