What A Friend I’ve Found

Posted: December 20, 2022 in Acceptance, Christ, Christology, Delirious?, Divine Mercy, Hope, Jesus Christ, Music, Poetry, Prayer, Serenity, Worship

It still slays me and drops me to my knees in humble gratitude: The Great God of the Universe condescended to take on human flesh to die so that I might live. The Giver of Life gave me a life I do not deserve, and took upon Himself a death that He did not deserve for what? Answer: Because He loved me. He always has loved me and He always will love me. This was His great gift to me – and you. What a Friend I’ve found. Merry Christmas, everyone.  — Fred W. Anson

What A Friend I’ve Found
What a friend I’ve found
Closer than a brother
I have felt your touch
More intimate than lovers

Jesus, Jesus
Jesus, friend forever

What a hope I’ve found
More faithful than a mother
It would break my heart
To ever lose each other

Jesus, Jesus
Jesus, friend forever
Oh, Jesus, yeah, Jesus
Jesus, friend forever

Oh, Jesus
(Yeah, yeah)
Jesus, friend forever

Jesus, Jesus
Jesus, friend forever
Jesus, Jesus
Jesus, friend forever

Jesus, Jesus
Jesus, friend forever

(words and music by by Martin Smith)


“There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. You are my friends if you do what I command. I no longer call you slaves, because a master doesn’t confide in his slaves. Now you are my friends, since I have told you everything the Father told me. You didn’t choose me. I chose you. I appointed you to go and produce lasting fruit, so that the Father will give you whatever you ask for, using my name. This is my command: Love each other.”
(New Living Translation)

  1. Jesse says:

    Those song lyrics do not have any theological depth. They hardly have artistic or literary value. You can’t be serious.


    • Who said that it has theological depth or that it’s great art or literature?

      It’s evocative. It’s meant to be evocative.

      And evocation has a place. Not everything is “head”, there is a place for “heart” as well and the Bible is a balance of both not one or the other.

      So, yes, I am serious. And so are the millions of others that this song has touched deeply as it has me.

      If you don’t like it, that’s fine. But please don’t “should” on us.



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