Advent Hymnals

332. I'VE FOUND A FRIEND

Christ in Song,

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
These 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 my own I call,
I 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 upward 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 loveth me so well,
What pow'r my soul can sever?
Shall life or death, or earth or hell?
No; I am His forever.



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Title I've Found a Friend
Key A Major
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First Line I've found a Friend; oh, such a Friend!
Author J. G. Small
Year 1908
Composer Geo. C. Stebbins
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Tune FRIEND
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Chorus
Chorus Type
Subjects Christ: Christ's Best Friend; Christ: Christ Best Friend; Special Selections: Solos
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