I've found a Friend, oh, such a Friend!

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    CGS No.: 
    673

    Verse 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.

    Verse 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.

    Verse 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 faint endeavour:
    So now to watch, to work, to war,
    And then to rest for ever.

    Verse 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.