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.
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.


Windhoek, Namibia

This is a song that the spirit placed on my heart the moment I enter the office. I did not know the words of the song but all I could get is the sound of it. I started searching the song from YouTube, but to my surprise I typed in the correct words "WHAT A FRIEND WE HAVE IN JESUS". I started listening to it all over.

I have no history about the song, but I understand that the Lord wanted me to listen to this song.

I had these last 3 months suffering financially and all I could depend upon was the grace of God. WHAT A PRIVILEGE. To God be the glory.

Paula Rose

Scottsdale, AZ, United States

Just when I thought I had no true friends, this song popped into my head & made my day!!! Thank You Jesus!!! I am so grateful for my late Grandmother, Arizona & my late Mother, Laura, who took me to church where I learned this precious song!

Fadipe Gbenga John

Ikotun, Lagos, Nigeria

This song is a conviction that God answers prayers. If there is a man that prays there's a God that answers. Nothing is too difficult for God, our God is bigger than every mountains.


Lagos, Nigeria

Even in the storm you can be sure that the Lord will uphold you. Just take your fears to the Lord in prayer. He will calm every storm. Thank You Jesus for not letting me drown.