What a Friend we have in Jesus

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!
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.
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 thy friends despise, forsake thee?
  Take it to the Lord in prayer;
In His arms He'll take and shield thee,
  Thou wilt find a solace there.
Akaolisa Yvette

Parkville, MD, United States

Old hymn but spiritual lifting till today, thank Jesus for the gift of prayer.

Daniel Silvanus

Abeokuta, Ogun, Nigeria

Indeed, Jesus is a good friend but most times we rely on our wisdom.

What a good friend, pls help me carry all my burdens.

Love u Jesus.

Ugochukwu Ugo

Onitsha, Lagos, Nigeria

My soul jumps for joy whenever I remember this song and sings it.

Indeed we have a friend in Jesus, but often times we fail to take the advantage of carrying everything to him, who can handle them better.

God bless the composer.

Faustina Achary

Hubli, Karnataka, India

Indeed how good he is, protecting us under his wings, covering us with his hands.

Kakinga Jonathan

Kampala, St Julian, Uganda

Indeed what a friend he is

Precious Irofuala

Fct, Abuja, Nigeria

We bear needless pains because we do not carry everything to God in Prayer. God is faithful, He knows our weaknesses yet He chooses us. Thank you Jesus for loving me.


London, England, United Kingdom

Indeed we have a friend in Jesus



This hymn is filled with glorious truth and God's goodness that shines throughin times of sorrow and, indeed, joy.

Miriam Ojo

United Kingdom

Wonderful hymn, knew it in my young years and these more than 3 decades of my life, God has been a friend who sticks closer than a brother.


Lusaka, Zambia

This is a glorious hymn with such great teaching. Amen

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