My Forever Friend

Jesus with light emanating from his heart - Everybody needs a little help sometime, No one stands alone, Makes no difference if you're just a child like me, Or a King upon a throne. For there are no exceptions, We all stand in the Light, Everybody needs a friend, Let me tell you of mine. Chorus: He's my forever friend, My leave me never friend, From darkest night, to rainbow's end, He's my forever friend. 2 Even when I turn away He cares for me, His love no one can shake, Even as I walk away He's by my side, With every breath I take, And sometimes I forget Him, My halo fails to shine, Sometimes I'm not His friend, But He is always mine. 3 If you still don't know the one I'm talking off, I think it's time you knew, Long ago  And far away upon a Cross, My friend died for you. So if you'd like to meet Him, And don't know what to do, Ask my friend into your heart,And He'll be your friend too.
This country-and-western style folk song about Jesus was written by British teacher and country / folk musician and singer-songwriter Charles Alexander (Charlie) Landsborough (b 1941). It's message about Jesus' eternal nature makes is especially popular for funerals.

The song won several Country Radio Awards in the UK and Scotland in 1996, and has been recorded by a wide range of artists, including Daniel O'Donnell, Nathan Carter and a reggae verion by Carlene Davis.

It is set to an unnamed tune, also by Landsborough. This has a 4/4 time signature. In the key of C, the first few notes are E G c G FED C F GG_



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Examples


Live TV performance by Landsborough and backing band:



Professional recording by Landsborough:



Pop version:

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Lyrics

The lyrics are copyright so cannot be reproduced here. But they are currently available on this website. A rough outline is:
1 Everybody needs a little help sometime, No one stands alone.
.... Let me tell you of mine.

(Chorus)
He's my forever friend,
My leave me never friend,
From darkest night, to rainbow's end,
He's my forever friend.

2 Even when I turn away He cares for me, His love no one can shake,
... But He is always mine.

3 If you still don't know the one I'm talking off, I think it's time you knew,
... And He'll be your friend too.


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