James Grindly Small, 1817-1881

Julian's account of J.G. Small:

James Grindly Small, son of George Small, J.P. of Edinburgh, was born in that city in 1817. He was educated at the High School, and the University of Edinburgh. He studied divinity under Dr. Chalmers, and in 1843 he joined the Free Church of Scotland. In 1847, he became the minister of the Free Church at Bervie, near Montrose. He died at Renfrew, Feb. 11th. 1881. His poetical works were (1) The Highlands and other Poems, 1843, 3rd. ed. 1852; (2) Songs of the Vineyard in Days of Gloom and Sadness, 1846; (3) Hymns for Youthful Voices, 1859; (4) Psalms and Sacred Songs, 1866. His well-known hymn, "I've found a Friend: oh, such a Friend" (Jesus the Friend) appeared in his Psalms and Sacred Songs, 1866. It is found in I.D. Sankey's Sacred Songs and Solos, 1878, and others.

Small's hymn in 'Spiritual Songs' is no. 313, "I've found a Friend, oh, such a Friend".

This hymn is new to the Little Flock book.

Hymns by James Grindly Small