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.

Fairfax, VA, United States

I woke in the middle of the night with sad memories of my own and others' past failures. My thoughts were like "the fiery darts of the evil one, who prowls around, seeking someone to devour." The Lord brought this song to my mind, which I had memorized over 50 years ago. I was able to experience the reality of "in His arms He'll take and shield thee." Jesus comforted me with His mighty presence. The Psalms proclaim that the Lord is our Shelter, Refuge, Fortress, Rock, Shield and Hiding Place. We must daily "put on the full armour of God." Ask Him to give you "genuine true saving faith," not just emotional or intellectual knowledge of Jesus: "the only Name under heaven by which we may be saved." Jesus knows our every weakness, because "He was tempted in every manner as us, yet He was without sin." I thank God for all of you beautiful brothers and sisters from around the world! Your testimonies have encouraged me, just as the words of this song have. All glory to God, our Creator, Redeemer, Savior and Friend!

Agnes T Laleye

Jos, Plateau, Nigeria

After depressing experience in the past week! I woke up this morning with the phrase "Jesus knows our every weakness" it's so encouraging that He knows as I am really struggling to take it to Him in prayer.

God bless you for putting this up.

Hassan B Alexander

Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria

'hat needless pain we bear,

All because we do not carry

Everything to God in prayer.

Chengprang Marak

Tura, Meghalaya

Very good this song and I hope this song

Michelle Jones

Canyon Lake, Texas, United States

I’ve been waking up with this old hymn in My heart. What a privilege to carry everything to God in prayer.

Dr. Oluwatoyin Ariyo

Abuja, FCT, Nigeria

No friend can ever be like Jesus! We need to truly take all our request to God in prayer knowing fully well that HE is ABLE.

This is my song, it comforts my spirit, soul and body and renews my hope in Christ Jesus.

Paul Nmeri

am impress singing for God! for I love God's intervension dwellin in me


Abuja, Nigeria

Lyrics reminding us the importance of prayers. And all ready to listen. Thank you Jesus.

Julie A.

Lagos, Nigeria

So encouraging. In true sense, there is no friend like Jesus.

Erugo Uchechi

Lagos, Nigeria

The lyrics of this song is so deep and apt! IT IS EVERYTHING