I’ve found a friend, oh such a friend

Hymns #871

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,
For ever and for ever !

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 for ever!

3) I’ve found a Friend; oh, such a Friend !
All power 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 faith endeavour :
So now to watch ! to work ! to war !
And then ‚ÄĒ to rest for ever !

4) I’ve found a Friend; oh, such a Friend !
So kind, and true, and tender,
So wise a Counsellor and Guide,
So mighty a Defender !

From Him, who loves me now so well,
What power my soul can sever ?
Shall life ? or death ? or earth ? or hell ?
No ! I am His for ever !