My friend, I stand in judgment now
And I feel that you're to blame somehow
On earth I walked with you day by day
And never did you point the way.
You knew the Lord in truth and glory
But never did you tell the story.
My knowledge then was very dim
You could have led me straight to Him.
Though we lived together on earth
You never told me of the second birth
And now I stand this day condemned
Because you failed to mention Him.
You taught me many things, that''s true
I called you friend, and trusted you
But I learn now that it''s too late
You could have saved me from this fate.
We walked by day and talked by night
And yet you showed me not the light
You let me live and love and die
You knew I''d never live on high.
Yes, I called you "Friend" in life
And trusted you through joy & strife
And yet on coming to the end --
I cannot call you now my friend.