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860. I've Found a Friend

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 Counselor and Guide,
So mighty a Defender!
From Him who loves me now so well
What pow’r my soul can sever?
Shall life or death, shall earth or hell?
No! I am His forever.

Text Information
First Line: I've found a Friend, oh, such a friend!
Title: I've Found a Friend
Author: James G. Small (1863)
Meter: 8.7.8.7 D
Scripture: Hosea 11:4
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Ive_Found_a_Friend); Review and Herald Publishing Association, The Gospel in Song, 1926 (240)
Tune Information
Name: FRIEND
Composer: George C. Stebbins (1878)
Meter: 8.7.8.7 D
Key: A Major
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Ive_Found_a_Friend); Review and Herald Publishing Association, The Gospel in Song, 1926 (240)



Media
MIDI file: Ive_Found_a_Friend.mid
(http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Ive_Found_a_Friend)
More media are available on the text authority and tune authority pages.




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