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.
Dr D Tim Crowe

Bogart, GA, United States

My wife and I are getting ready to be admitted to the hospital for chemo and stem cell transplant. This is such a beautiful song. Yes. What a privilege to carry ALL our sins and trials and grives to Jesus!!! Thank You Jesus.


Tuensang, Nagaland, India

I am currently preparing for one of the toughest job in my country... every second day you feel like giving up. I am afraid if I don't make it and whether I'll be able to settle for a life less than what I have always desired haunts me! I lack courage and competence but this song gives gushing peace into my soul and reminds me of Jesus' promise and the plans He has for me... I pray to God to lift me out of this average mindset and to believe in the vision I have for my life.


Abuja, FCT, Nigeria

Am at a crossroad, it feels there's no light at the end of this tunnel. My finances is really disturbing, this song came to my mind and there's s peace I have and feel within. Hallelujah!!!


Hull, Iowa, United States

I’ve been struggling with rejection from my friends and it has brought me to a lonely pit in my life. I trust that God is working through this and will create a better me through this. WHAT A FRIEND came to my heart and I wrote the words down so I can be reminded that the most important friend I can have is Jesus.

Pastor Patricia Blakely

Port St. Lucie, Florida, United States

I love this song

Walt H

Shipshewana, Indiana, United States

Just heard the history of the author’s life. Certainly puts some depth to the words, from a man that faced some real set backs without knowing the reason why but found the solace referred to in the lyrics!


Lagos, Nigeria

Thank You, Spirit of the Living God!

It's 1:50am here in Nigeria. I woke up not able to sleep as I have some career decisions to make. The verse that came to my mind was, "are you weak and heavy laden" I reached for my phone to search for the whole song to read the words , meditate and pray with it.

Indeed God is good.


Rocky Hill, CT, United States

Nice old standard hymn. A friend of mine gave me a music box today, Mother’s Day 2019, and it plays this song, “what a friend we have in Jesus“. 😇


Bronx, NY, United States

Riding the elevator to see a tough case. Beautiful nurse humming a tune to herself. "What's the tune?" I ask. The nurse responds with a smile, "what a friend we have in Jesus" and we smile. Needed to be near Him at that moment.


Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Playing the guitar was my dream. Have been trying since my school time, never continued classes for some reason or other. At the age of 36, I asked God to teach me and committed that I will only play gospel music. It's 2 years now I can play around 20 songs having learnt myself. This song was my first .