I’ve found a Friend, O, such a Friend!

Sung during the Sunday worship at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, London (Spurgeon’s).

Hymn 195 from our hymn book, Psalms & Hymns of Reformed Worship.

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.

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.

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!

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!

Author: James Grindlay Small (1817-88)
Tune: Constance
Composer: Arthur Sullivan (1842-1900)

Buy our Hymn BookBuy our Tune Book


More Reformed hymn singing worship

The Lord Jesus Christ – His Names and Titles

› See all hymns