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.
Beverly Saefooa

Honiara, Malaita, Solomon Islands

This song inspires me a lot, lots of time I've wondered away thinking about how am gonna deal with all my problems, without realizing that a true friend is always there to listen, to heal, to comfort, to forgive and is faithful, loving us unconditionally.


Cranston, RI, United States

During devotion this morning, this song just pop out of my head. Looking at the words now it just what I need at this moment. These words appear so alive now than ever. Thank Jesus for the friends You are. This makes me feel also sad for those who don't know Him. The world can be a cruel place but Jesus is the shield we all need to carry on. Amen.

Dorcas T. Adesanya

London, England, United Kingdom

Thank You Jesus that we can take all our burdens to You and You can bear them all in Jesus Name Amen. Oh Lord pour upon us spirit of prayer and supplication in Jesus Name Amen. Thanks for uploading this song and God bless you all. Shalom!!!


All because we do not carry everything to God in prayer. Yes, this is very difficult for us humans and I really don't know why.

But truly that's the end of all our problems and sorrows because there is no one faithful like Him.

Thank You Lord.


What an encouragement this was to me. I am going through a difficult time right now, and this was laid on my heart last night as I was going to bed. I woke up this morning with it in mind and was glad to be able to sing along to start my day!

Kathy Ressel

Rocky Mount, Missouri, United States

This song I grew up with...listening to my Grandmother play it on the piano and hearing the lyrics in Church was extremely comforting...I want my family and grandchildren to know and love this beautiful song...and plant it in there hearts. I always have tears when I hear it, because what Christ has done for us.


Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

Just sang this song in Church today! What a friend we have in Jesus!

Veronica rai Rai

Siliguri, West Bengal, India

Really a good song.

Amos Britton

Roselle, NJ, United States

Truly Inspirational. One of my late mother's favorite.


Sydney, Australia

What a privilege to carry

:) Everything to God in prayer!!

This also really touched me:

We should never be discouraged,

Take it to the Lord in prayer.

And yes...we could never find a friend like Jesus who is so faithful...