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.

Jesus is the best of friends indeed. Oh wonderful hymn, wonderful.


Kampala, Uganda

Forfeiture of our peace is our own making ignorantly. Can you imagine the needless pain we bear as if we can carry it! Heb. 12:1-2

This hymn is prayer itself that searches my heart. Ps.139:23-24

It's touching my innermost parts of my heart.

Jerizim Acquiatan

Oroquieta, Missamis Occidental, Philippines

When I heard this song it touches my heart and it encourages me that I should take everything in prayer... Whatever it is we should pray it to the Lord, brothers and sisters, because He is the only Friend of ours that will never betray us. Amen. Hallelujah.

Grace Hsieh


Yeah, I need to learn to carry everything to God in prayer. And even take all my cares and troubles to the Lord in prayer. Lord, You are the dearest and most faithful Friend that we can ever have. Amen.


London, United Kingdom

Lovely words and tune, a blessing to my soul and my family enjoys it too

Hah Shi Yun


Sometimes we are cheated by our friend. But how lucky we have a friend like Jesus.

Jason Au

Toronto, ON, Canada

Right now, I'm feeling hard times, and I really need the lord. This song is really soothing and reminds me that Jesus can be our friend.

He can be the One who cares for us, One who we can share the burden of life with. The new tune has a nice ring to it, but when I get into the lyrics, it just touches the heart on how Jesus can really be personal. One that we can everything too. Whether in good times or bad.


I love my friend, Jesus.