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Words and music: James G Small and George C Stebbins
From: Guitar Picker - www.gospelmusic.org.uk
I’ve Found a Friend 

    A                 E7
I’ve found a Friend, O such a friend! 
                  A
He loved me ere I knew Him;
                    D
He drew me with the cords of love, 
    A                E7 A
And thus He bound me to Him;
    E7                   A
And round my heart still closely twine 
      B                     E7
Those ties which naught can sever,
      A           D            A          E7  A
For I am His, and He is mine, forever and forever.


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.

I’ve found a Friend, O such a friend! 
All pow’r 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 endeavor;
So now to watch, to work, to war, 
And then to rest forever.

I’ve found a Friend, O such a friend! 
So kind and true and tender,
So wise a Counselor and Guide, 
So mighty a Defender!
From Him who loves me now so well 
What power my soul can sever?
Shall life or death, shall earth or hell? 
No! I am His forever.

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