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I've Found a Friend


Words by James G. Small (1817-1888), 1863
Tune: FRIEND by George C. Stebbins (1846-1945), 1878
Key signature: A flat major (4 flats)
Time signature: 3/4
Meter: 8.7.8.7.D.
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1. I’ve found a Friend, O, 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.
2. I’ve found a Friend, O, 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.
3. I’ve found a Friend, O, such a Friend! All pow’r to Him is given, To guard me on my onward course, And bring me safe to heaven. 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, O, 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.