Sunday, November 16, 2008

I’ve Found a Friend

Hymn lyrics by James G. Small,
Music by George C. Stebbins
Verse 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.
Verse 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.
Verse 3
  • 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.
  • Th’eternal glories gleam afar,
  • To nerve my faint endeavor;
  • So now to watch, to work, to war,
  • And then to rest forever.
Verse 4
  • 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 pow’r my soul can sever?
  • Shall life or death, shall earth or hell?
  • No! I am His forever.

Sunday, November 09, 2008

My Faith Has Found a Resting Place

Hymn lyrics by Eliza E. Hewitt,
Music by André E. M. Grétry,
Arr. William J. Kirkpatrick
Verse 1
  • My faith has found a resting place,
  • Not in device or creed;
  • I trust the ever living One,
  • His wounds for me shall plead.
  • I need no other argument,
  • I need no other plea,
  • It is enough that Jesus died,
  • And that He died for me.
Verse 2
  • Enough for me that Jesus saves,
  • This ends my fear and doubt;
  • A sinful soul I come to Him,
  • He’ll never cast me out.
Verse 3
  • My heart is leaning on the Word,
  • The living Word of God,
  • Salvation by my Savior’s Name,
  • Salvation through His blood.
Verse 4
  • My great Physician heals the sick,
  • The lost He came to save;
  • For me His precious blood He shed,
  • For me His life He gave.