1 I’ve found a Friend, oh, such a Friend!
He loved me ere I knew Him;
He drew me with the cords of love,
And thus He bound me to Him.
And round my heart still closely twine
Those ties which naught can sever,
For I am His, and He is mine,
Forever and forever.
2 I’ve found a Friend, oh, such a Friend!
He bled, He died to save me;
And not alone the gift of life,
But His own Self He gave me.
Naught that I have mine own I call,
I’ll hold it for the Giver:
My heart, my strength, my life, my all,
Are His, and His forever.
3 I’ve found a Friend, oh, such a Friend!
All pow'r to Him is given,
To guard me on my onward course,
And bring me safe to heaven.
Th' eternal glories gleam afar,
To nerve my faint endeavor:
So now to watch, to work, to war,
And then to rest forever.
4 I’ve found a Friend, oh, such a Friend!
So kind and true, and tender,
So wise a Counsellor and Guide,
So mighty a Defender!
From Him who loves me now so well
What pow'r my soul shall sever?
Shall life or death, shall earth or hell?
No: I am His forever.
|First Line:||I've found a Friend, oh such a Friend!|
|Title:||I've Found a Friend|
|Author:||J. G. Small|
|Topic:||Adoration; Assurance; Friend|
|Name:||[I've found a Friend, oh, such a Friend!|
|Composer:||Geo. C. Stebbins|