What a Friend we have in Jesus

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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!
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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.
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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.
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Bels

Nigeria

Thank you Yeshua, A friend so faithful. My burden bearer, my shield and advocate, O what a friend I have in Yeshua.


Ivy

Port Harcourt, Nigeria

Yeshua my Friend, my Lord, and all.


Lucy

Ellisville, MO, United States

My sister and I just sang this great song. How encouraging.


Aine

Kampala, Uganda

Nice song


Tenessa

Sanfernando, Trinidad And Tobago

Thank you Lord for always being there for your children. Take it to the Lord in prayer 🙏!!!


Francis

Garkida, Adamawa, Nigeria

I'm happy that I can laid my problems in prayer through Jesus Christ our savior


Precious

Port Harcourt, Rivers, Nigeria

I always cry anything I sing this hymn because there's a sense of care, love and belonging I get in Christ Jesus knowing fully well He cares for me even when am in a hell of marriage, being abused by my husband always. Thank you Jesus for your care.


A Friend

CO, United States

Cefas, thank you for sharing your beautiful, miraculous story. God bless you and yours! Stay safe, friend.


Cefas

United States

Violent riots near my sister's home over an unjust black man's death, pandemic and quarantine for three months, a lonely neighbor whose girlfriend left him without a car, a strong derecho that left me without power and water for three days and left four people dead... In my frustrated prayers and inner turmoil I almost forgot about the package I'd received today. The antique paper rolls for my little organette I'd been waiting for! I pick a random one out of the box and unroll it a bit, and there's the title of the song stamped inside : 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!

Oh, what peace we often forfeit,

Oh, what needless pain we bear,

All because we do not carry

Everything to God in prayer!

I'm sorry, Jesus, for being so forgetful of this truth... Thank you for these little reminders that keep me going back to You.


Nat

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Thanks be to God