I’ve Found a Friend

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Still on the topic of Jesus as our friend, here is a lovely, lively hymn which is one of my favourites.

James Small at­tend­ed the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Ed­in­burgh, stu­died di­vin­i­ty und­er Dr. Chalmers, and in 1834 joined the Free Church of Scot­land. In 1847 he be­came min­is­ter of the Free Church at Ber­vie, near Mont­rose.

Lyrics: James G Small
Music: George C Stebbins

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.

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.

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.

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.

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