- When troubles come your soul to try,
You love the friend who just stands by.
Perhaps there’s nothing she can do,
The thing is strictly up to you.
- For there are troubles all your own,
And paths the soul must tread alone.
Times when love can’t smooth the road,
Nor friendship lift the heavy load.
- But just to feel you have a friend,
Who will stand by until the end.
Whose sympathy through all endures,
Whose warm handclasp is always yours.
- It helps somehow to pull you through,
Although there’s nothing she can do.
And so with fervent heart we cry,
God Bless the friend who just stands by.