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.
Ezechinyere Colos

Portharcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria

Good one brother. I love this, very inspiring.


Costa Mesa, CA, United States

grew up in church singing this song, it stills draws me close to our Lord and Savior, tears of love and adoration for Jesus.


Abuja, FCT, Nigeria

I am so relieved by this hymn. It's so assuring and encouraging...


Lagos, Nigeria

Greatly inspired by this hymn. This afternoon l was woken up with it.


Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria

Thanks for the hymn, I really love singing it.


Spring Hill, FL, United States

This morning as I was making coffee, this song came to me. I noticed as soon as I began humming it, I had a feeling of peace and joy. I realized I did not know the words and did a Google search. This was the first link I came to. After reading the words I noticed the comments. I started reading them and was struck by the words of praise and hope, but, then I realized they were from all different people all over the world! So many comments were just like what I was feeling, I felt my heart filled with praise and Thanksgiving to the Lord, Jesus Christ and the desire to pray for these people. We don't even know each other, but He does, and has given us His Spirit, whereby we ALL cry, ABBA, Father.


Kampala, Mengo, Uganda

Indeed a friend! Am so happy and relieved.

Ajah Everest Umahi

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Let the name of the Lord be praised forever.


South Africa

I just love this song, it's so encouraging to know that we can take everything to God in prayer.

Eze Mary

Nsukka, Enugu, Nigeria

I woke up with this song in my lips even when I do not know the lyrics and here I am searching for the full lyrics. Praise the Lord for indeed I have the privilege to carry everything to God in prayer through our Lord Jesus Christ. Thank You Jesus!