Friendship is a special gift
Of kindness and much charm,
It seeks to be well-favored
Rather than to do one harm.
It focuses on others
And reaches out its hand,
Encouraging the fallen
To arise and take a stand.
The person who has friendship
Abiding in his soul
Has a special gift of love
More precious than fine gold.
Such a one looks not within
But outward does he see,
With eyes of gentle kindness
For a help he wants to be.
May this special gift of love
Be one we all seek for,
So that we may be a friend
To the trodden and the poor.