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.
Review and Herald Publishing Association, The Gospel in Song, 1926 (240)
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