I have a Friend, whose faithful love

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I have a Friend, whose faithful love
Is more than all the world to me:
’Tis higher than the heights above,
And deeper than the soundless sea;
    So old, so new,
    So strong, so true;
Before the earth received its frame,
He loved me—Blessed be His name!
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He held the highest place above,
Adored by all the sons of flame,
Yet such His self-denying love,
He laid aside His crown and came
    To seek the lost,
    And at the cost
Of heavenly rank and earthly fame
He sought me—Blessed be His name!
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It was a lonely path He trod,
From every human soul apart;
Known only to Himself and God
Was all the grief that filled His heart,
    Yet from the track
    He turned not back,
Till where I lay in want and shame,
He found me—Blessed be His name!
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Then dawned at last that day of dread,
When desolate, yet undismayed,
With wearied frame and thorn-crowned head,
He, God-forsaken, man-betrayed,
    Was then made sin
    On Calvary,
And, dying there in grief and shame,
He saved me—Blessed be His name!
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Long as I live my song shall tell
The wonders of His dying love;
And when at last I go to dwell
With Him His sovereign grace to prove,
    My joy shall be
    His face to see,
And bowing there with loud acclaim
I’ll praise Him—Blessed be His name!
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Cynthia

Dorset, United Kingdom

Wonderful words, I did not know this hymn but found it when I looked for the words to "It passeth knowledge that dear love of thine," another hymn telling of the amazing love joy & peace we have in Jesus. What a wonderful friend we have in Jesus.


Susie Waggener

Lilburn, GA

I have always enjoyed this hymn...drawing closer to Jesus, my Best Friend...


Elise

United States

Lord Jesus I love You! Lord You are more than all the world to me!!!! Thank You Lord for Your love toward us!!!

Blessed be His name forever!!!!!


Arthur

Minneapolis, MN, United States

Because of this we need not avoid the thought of our own death.


Juan Martinez

Santa Ana

Does anyone know the new chords?


Joselito Cua

Zamboanga, Zamboanga Peninsula, Philippines

Our Lord Jesus is our real and faithful friend! never you can find a true friend in this world. He will be with us forever! Praise Him for His Wonderful love!


Ling Feng

Los Angeles, CA, United States

This song causes me to love You more, Lord! Thank You Lord, You are my best friend!


Min

Australia

I've searched through many hymnal sites and finally found this hymn! Thanks for sharing.

A beautiful hymn and a constant reminder.


Mariam

Yerevan, Armenia

Amen! I have a FRIEND, whose faithful love is more than all the world to me!

LORD JESUS YOU ARE MORE THAN ALL THE WORLD TO ME!


Mark Estrella

Brea, Ca, United States

As a young person this song supplied me richly with Love for our Lord. When I got older and a good friend had past away a brother reminded me of this hymn. He saved me. Blessed be His name. Lord Jesus, we love You. Come quickly, Lord.