I’ve Found a Friend Lyrics
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!
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 shall sever?
Shall life or death, shall earth or hell?
No! I am His forever.
I’ve Found a Friend Hymn Story
“I’ve Found a Friend” is a hymn that was written in 1866 by James G. Small.
There is a story from George C Stebbins that I found recently regarding this song that I want to share below:
“An incident regarding “I’ve Found a Friend” is related by Mr. Sankey also. ““We were holding a prayer meeting in a lodging house,” says a minister of Nottinghamshire, England, “when a young man came into the meeting in a fun-seeking manner. We sang, prayed, and read out of God’s Word, and then the young man asked if we would sing a hymn for him. He chose ‘I’ve Found a Friend.’ When we had sung one verse he began to shed tears, and I am glad to say that he gave his heart to God through the singing of that beautiful hymn. The next morning he left the place, but before leaving he wrote me a letter, of which I give these extracts.
“T asked you to sing that hymn, because it was the favorite of my sister, who is waiting for me at the gates of heaven. I have now promised to meet her there. Try to always think of me when you sing that hymn.’”
Below are more hymns’ lyrics and stories:
I’ve Found a Friend Hymn Video
I’ve Found a Friend