AGH 065

Verse 1

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 2

Which 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 3

When 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 4

O 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.