Tune: ’Tori mi ati ’hinrere
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 closer twine
Those ties which naught can sever
For I am His, and He is mine
For ever and ever for aye.
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 me He gave
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.
3. l've found a friend, oh, such a friend
All pow'r 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.
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 pow'r my soul can sever?
Shall life or death, or earth or hell
No, I am His for ever. Amen