The Friend Who Just Stands By

  • 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.