One there is, above all others,
Well deserves the name of friend;
His is love beyond a brother's,
Costly, free, and knows no end:
They who once his kindness prove,
Find it everlasting love.
Verse 2Which of all our friends to save us,
Could or would have shed their blood?
Christ, the Saviour died to have us
Reconciled, in him to God:
This was boundless love indeed!
Jesus is a Friend in need.
Verse 3When he lived on earth abas�d,
Friend of sinners was his name;
Now, above all glory rais�d,
He rejoices in the same:
Still he calls them brethren, friends,
And to all their wants attends.
Verse 4O for grace our hearts to soften!
Teach us, Lord, at length to love;
We, alas, forget too often,
What a friend we have above:
But when home our souls are brought,
We shall love thee as we ought.