What a Friend We Have in Jesus


1.     What a Friend we have in Jesus, all our sins and griefs to bear! What a privilege to carry everything to God in prayer! O what peace we often forfeit, O what needless pain we bear, All because we do not carry everything to God in prayer!


2.     Have we trials and temptations? Is there trouble anywhere? We should never be discouraged; take it to the Lord in prayer. Can we find a friend so faithful who will all our sorrows share? Jesus knows our every weakness; take it to the Lord in prayer.


3.     Are we weak and heavy laden, cumbered with a load of care? Precious Savior, still our refuge, take it to the Lord in prayer. Do your friends despise, forsake you? Take it to the Lord in prayer! In His arms He'll take and shield you; you will find a solace there.


4.     Blessed Savior, Thou hast promised Thou wilt all our burdens bear; May we ever, Lord, be bringing all to Thee in earnest prayer. Soon in glory bright, unclouded, there will be no need for prayer - Rapture, praise and endless worship will be our sweet portion there.


Text: Joseph Medlicott Scriven, 1855

Melodie: “Erie”; Charles C. Converse, 1868


Fitting bible passages:

John 15, 13

2. Mose 33, 11

John 16, 24

Hebrew 4, 16

Matthew 11, 28

1. Peter 5, 7

Revelation 21, 4

Revelation 7, 17

Matthew 7, 7

Mark 11, 24

Luke 11, 9

Jeremia 2, 13

James 4, 2-3