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.
Alexander Asante

Agona Swedru, Central, Ghana

Sorrows, sadness, sickness, financial problems and all other problems, Joseph Scriven together with the almighty Lord says "Take it to the Lord in Prayer" 🙏


Murfreesboro, Tennessee, United States

In the midst of a troubled heart, this song came to my mind beckoning me to pray that things would be alright with Jesus.

Ingrid Phillip

Hartford, CT, United States

Oh how I love this song, my client asked me to sing it to her💕🙏

Apostle Joseph Samson

Abuja, FCT, Nigeria

I've been so overwhelmed with a lot of burden, ministry, family, job and relationship. This morning I had a revelation: when I find myself in the midst of two of my friends and brothers in Christ, we were arguing about the lyrics of this song. The only thing I did this morning is to take all the cares and my burden to The Lord, I feel relieved. Thank You Jesus.

Anthony Wood

Port Murray, New Jersey, United States

The Holy Spirit woke me up early this morning by singing this song. It gave great comfort and peace.


Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

The words ‘Take it to the Lotd in Prayer’ is going through my mind. My partner of 11 years just up and left me. I am a Christian and he is not. Feeling a little lost and bewildered of late I hear these words. ‘Take it to the Lord in Prayer’ looking up the lyrics I find this site. I realise I don’t take things to the Lord too often I shoulder all the hurt and pain. Not sure why. I know my God had always been there for me..... time to lean on Him I think and take it to the Lord in Prayer.

Sandra Romo Good

San Antonio, TX, United States

I was having difficulty falling to sleep. Started praying and the Holy Spirit downloaded this hymn, I learned in Sunday school, many years ago. As I started humming the melody, my spirit was overwhelmed with His Peace, Joy and Comfort. I will be giving my testimony and singing this tomorrow at church to encourage others to return to Him to meet our deepest needs.

Emmanuel Trokon Banney

Monrovia, Montserrado, Liberia

I was listening to Prof. Dr. PLO Lumumba on the theme "Political Leadership" but before beginning he ask someone with a beautiful voice do sing this song for the audience before he elaborate, of which a lady with very beautiful voice did and I was moved by the sounds that led be falls in love with this song so much. I searched and downloaded it and decide to listen to it all times repeatedly. I know with this song Jesus will settle me before the month of August ends.

Joseph Osei

Alagbado, Lagos, Nigeria

Jesus is boarding carrier even in the storm He will come, when call on Him He will rescue me

Victoria Chinaenye Ijeoma

Lagos, Nigeria

Thank You Lord for making me come across this song with the tune.

I was actually cooking humming the song in my local dialect and I decided to search for the tittle I don’t know boom 💥 I found it.

Thank you who put this here.