1 I have a Friend, a loving Friend,
Who gave His life for me;
I lean upon His sacred word,
And there my trust shall be.
In joy of grief, in bliss or pain,
Whate’er my steps befall;
How sweet to know my life is hid
With Christ, my All in All.
2 I have a Friend, a constant Friend,
Whose name I breathe in prayers;
He bids me come when ere I will,
And cast on Him my care.
And though I pass thro’ waters deep,
His mercy hears my call;
How sweet to know my heart is staid
On Christ, my All in All.
3 I have a Friend, a precious Friend,
Who calms my every fear;
What can I wish or ask beside,
When He, my Lord, is near.
And though the dearest hopes of earth,
Like withered leaves may fall;
How sweet to know there’s perfect rest
In Christ, my All in All.
4 I have a Friend, a changeless Friend,
Who loves me not alone;
I hear His voice and feel His pow’r,
While waiting at His throne;
His watchful eye is o’er me still,
Like dew His blessings fall;
My heart, my soul, my life, I give,
To Christ, my All in All.
Source: Northfield Hymnal: for use in evangelistic and church services, conventions, sunday schools, and all prayer and social meetings of the church and home #65