Like iron to iron, making both strong,

It helps quite a bit when a friend is there.

Things dealt with together, burdens to share,

And each good friend spurs the other one on.

If one starts to fall into what is wrong,

Or is drifting away into despair,

The other helps with love, comfort, and prayer;

This well-built friendship will last very long.

Even when there's no particular need,

A friend is a source of encouragement--

A common bond of fellowship and love.

Loving a friend is a quite noble deed.

Together they fight every detriment,

Under the protection of God above.