A Friend So Kind

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A Friend So Kind

~The Choir, Burning Like The Midnight Sun

Editors Note: I was listening to music on the way to work this morning, when The Choir’s, “A Friend So Kind” made its way thru the playlist.  I believe this is another tribute to Gene Eugene, who’s passing left a huge void, not just in his impact on “Christian” music, but in his impact to the lives of his personal friends.

What hits me about this song, other than the beautiful and haunting music, is the chorus line, “There is no mountain of virtue higher to ascend … No quality more divine … Than to be a friend … Ah to be a friend … So kind”.

Here at Chase The Kangaroo, we’ve been spending time looking at virtues like, manliness, courage, industry, resolution, self-reliance, discipline and honor.  I would say, that a person would be challenged not to possess some of these virtues to be a true friend.

As we strive to hit the peaks of honor, courage, discipline, etc. this highest mountain of virtue should be the mountain we all attempt to climb, even if it is for just one person in our lives.

Sometimes you’ve gotta laugh
Even when it hurts
Better still with somebody brushing off the dirt
Who knows we’re all ridiculous
Yet somehow sublime
He celebrates the journey
And tells you to climb
He tells you to climb

There is no mountain of virtue
Higher to ascend
No quality
More divine
Than to be a friend
Ah to be a friend
So kind

When you feel ashamed
And ugly inside
You need someone who cares
With whom you dare confide
To stare into your dark soul
To see hop and light
And tell you, “You’re glorious
I know you’ll be all right
You’re beautiful, I love you
I know you’ll be all right”

There is no mountain of virtue
Higher to ascend
No quality
More divine
Than to be a friend
Ah to be a friend
So kind

So now you’ve gone away
In a sudden gust of wind
And we’re sadder than hell
‘Cause we miss you, dear friend
Still it’s good to know your great heart
Is glad and restored
Forever smokin’ fine cigars at the table of the Lord
At the table of the Lord

There is no mountain of virtue
Higher to ascend
No quality
More divine
Than to be a friend
Ah to be a friend
So kind

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