This is a happy hymn about the joy of Salvation.
Jack Scholfield writes that “The melody just came to me, almost as a gift. Then I simply tried to make the words fit the tune. It was popular from the start.”
Scholfield graduated from Baker University, Baldwin City, Kansas, in 1906. He then taught school, became an evangelistic singer, and worked for the Home Mission Board (1912-1917, 1919). Around age 49, he entered the real estate field in Fort Scott, Kansas. In 1950, he retired and moved to Poplar Bluff, Missouri.
Words and Music: Jack P. Scholfield
I’ve found a Friend, who is all to me,
His love is ever true;
I love to tell how He lifted me
And what His grace can do for you.
Saved by His power divine,
Saved to new life sublime!
Life now is sweet and my joy is complete,
For I’m saved, saved, saved!
He saves me from every sin and harm,
Secures my soul each day;
I’m leaning strong on His mighty arm;
I know He’ll guide me all the way.
When poor and needy and all alone,
In love He said to me,
“Come unto Me and I’ll lead you home,
To live with Me eternally.”