Now I have found a friend

Now I have found a friend

Author: H. J. M. Hope
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1. Now I have found a friend, Jesus is mine;
His love shall ever end, Jesus is mine:
Though earthly joys decrease,
Though earthly friendships cease,
Now I have lasting peace, Jesus is mine.

2. Though I grow poor and old, Jesus is mine;
Though I grow faint and cold, Jesus is mine:
He shall my wants supply,
His precious blood is nigh,
Naught can my hope destroy; Jesus is mine.

3. When earth shall pass away, Jesus is mine;
In the great judgment day, Jesus is mine:
O what a glorious thing, then to behold my King,
On tuneful harp to sing, Jesus is mine.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #4626

Author: H. J. M. Hope

Hope, Henry Joy McCracken, a bookbinder, son of James Hope, was born near Belfast, Ireland, in 1809; was in the employ of Messrs. Chambers, Dublin, for many years, and died at Shanemagowston, Dunadry, County Antrim, Ireland, Jan. 19, 1872. His hymn, "Now I have found a Friend" (Jesus the Friend) was privately printed in 1852. It seems to have been suggested by Mrs. Bonar's "Pass away, earthly joy" (p. 162, i.), stanza iv. of which is sometimes associated with it. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)  Go to person page >

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First Line: Now I have found a friend
Author: H. J. M. Hope
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