Thank You For Being A Friend

This past November 27, 2013, I posted how the observance of Thanksgiving Day began as a way the United States can say, “Thank you”, to God.

In my opinion, over the last few years, many citizens of this nation have dismissed or have neglected acknowledging this God on this day. Is not this the God who has blessed us more than we can imagine?

I also know that on this past Thanksgiving Day in the US, many of us Christians did indeed express their attitude to our God who is our Father, our Creator, our Savior, our Brother and our Friend.

Yes, God is a Friend.

Did not Jesus Christ say to His disciples, “You are my friends”? Yes, indeed (John 15:12-16).

The video song below, with some alterations of the lyrics, was our song to God on Thanksgiving Day for being a friend to us and for blessing our country. It continues being sung by us Christians daily.

All_This_And_Heaven_TooThank You For Being A Friend
composed by – Andrew Gold
lyrics by – Andrew Gold
sung by – Andrew Gold
genre – pop, pop rock
album – All This And Heaven Too  (1978)

 

Thank you for being a friend
Traveled down the road and back again
Your heart is true you’re a pal and a confidant

I’m not ashamed to say
I hope it always will stay this way
My hat is off, won’t you stand up and take a bow

And if you threw a party
Invited everyone you knew
You would see, the biggest gift would be from me
And the card attached would say,
Thank you for being a friend

Thank you for being a friend
Thank you for being a friend
Thank you for being a friend

If it’s a car you lack
I’d surely buy you a cadillac
Whatever you need, anytime of the day or night

I’m not ashamed to say
I hope it always will stay this way
My hat is off, won’t you stand up and take a bow

And when we both get older
With walking canes and hair of gray
Have no fear, even though it’s hard to hear
I will stand real close and say,
Thank you for being a friend

(I want to thank you)
Thank you for being a friend
(I want to thank you)
Thank you for being a friend
(I want to thank you)
Thank you for being a friend
(I want to thank you)
Let me tell you about a friend
(I want to thank you)
Thank you for being a friend
(I want to thank you)
Thank you for being a friend
(I want to thank you)
Thank you for being a friend

And when we die and float away
Into the night, the Milky Way
You’ll hear me call, as we ascend
I’ll see you there, then once again
Thank you for being a …..

Thank you for being a friend
(I want to thank you)
Thank you for being a friend
(I want to thank you)
Thank you for being a friend
(I want to thank you)
Thank you for being a friend

People, let me tell you about a friend
(I want to thank you)
Thank you for being a friend
(I want to thank you)
Thank you for being a friend
(I want to thank you)
Thank you for being a friend

Whoa, tell you about a friend
(Thank you right now, for being a friend)
Thank you for being a friend
(I wanna tell you right now, and I will tell you again)
Thank you for being a friend
(I wanna thank you, thank you, thank you for being a friend)
Thank you for being a friend

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