I’ve found a Friend, oh, such a Friend

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 closely twine
  Those ties which naught can sever,
For I am His, and He is mine,
  Forever and forever.
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 He gave me.
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 forever.
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 power my soul can sever?
Shall life or death, or earth or hell?
  No? I am His forever.
Martin Benjamin-Addy

Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana

This hymn is one that reveals the Love, Nature and Character of God to me in such a special way that words are not enough to express my feelings. The tune I sing with was taught to me by the Holy Spirit before I came across the words of the hymn. I can say that this hymn was specially written for me. Thank You Dear Holy Spirit, You are such a wonder.


Arlington, TX, United States

It is inspirational.

Thank you.

Obi Ubani-Ebere

Stockbridge, GA, United States

Jesus is upper most friend.


Ortigas, Pasig, Philippines

What a beautiful hymn sounds from above, it calms me listening and singing on the melody. :D


Broken Arrow, OK, United States

My husband is in the ICU dying of lymphoma and last night, when I couldn't sleep, this hymn came up in my heart. I hadn't heard or sung this hymn in a long time. I sang it to my husband today when I went to visit. I know that the Lord ministered to me last night and to my husband today through the words of this song.

Steve Miller

Detroit, MI, United States

James Small was a minister in the Scottish Free Church who loved to write hymns. His first book was "Hymns for Youthful Voices", published in 1859. This hymn, originally called "Jesus the Friend", was published 4 years later in "The Revival Hymnbook". - Great Songs of Faith by Brown & Norton

Hank Fast

Yucaipa, CA, United States

I was reminded last night in our devotional reading from Our Daily Bread of this song. It took me back many years and I was reminded of God's greatness and faithfulness. Thank you.

David Jones

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

FF Bruce (1910-1990), the great biblical scholar of Cambridge and Manchester quotes this hymn in his commentary on John 6:43-44. What wonderful truth clearly expressed.


Charlotte, NC, United States

I have been in a mental slump over the past couple of weeks and was just browsing for some hyms on the internet and came up with these classics. Thank God for using you and your ministry. The Holy Spirit is truly at work and the Lord has more than one way to reach a broken soul. My soul is lifted up this morning as I am reminded that I have a Friend, oh, such a Friend that loves so tenderly more than any human love that I am longing for. Will pray for you and your ministry as I ask for you to do the same. God bless. Maranatha!


Glen Innes, Nsw, Australia

I've been reading through some of these beautiful hymns and spending time praising, adoring and worshipping God. It's been a fantastic time!

I remember when I gave my life to the Lord when I was 8 the thing that lead me to this decision was the knowledge that Jesus would be my Friend who would be with me always! He has always proved to be that faithful and loving Friend He promised to be. He is willing to be your Friend too. O Jesus, I love You. Thank You. Blessings!