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|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 nought can sever,
For I am His, and He is mine,
For ever and for ever.
|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:
Nought 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, O, such a Friend!
All power to Him is given
To guard me on my onward course,
And bring me safe to Heaven;
The eternal glories gleam afar
To nerve my faint endeavour:
So now to watch, to work, to war,
And then to rest for ever!
|4||I’ve found a Friend, O, 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!
|James Grindlay Small, 1817-88|