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.

Sparta, NJ, United States

Thank you for the words to this beloved hymn!! I cherish the One who gives us this blessed assurance

Joseph Wicks

Falmouth, Jamaica

Remember this from church as a boy

Song K

Melbourne, Australia

I met JESUS in the true sense in the early 1990s while singing this hymn. What a wonderful and faithful friend He has been since.

Monica J Wakili

Warri, Delta, Nigeria

Thx a lot


Osogbo, Osun, Nigeria

It's a Spirit- filled hymn.

Karen J. Fournier

Eagan, MN, United States

Sung as a child in Sunday School, now brought to mind by loving Lord & Savior Jesus❣️Is so needed, relevant, understandable as always especially in this Facebook friended social media world🙏🏼 Hallelujah‼️

Pob 374

Ridgecrest, CA, United States

Lovely song with a hopeful, beautiful message. We sang this in church often. Miss it!


Abuja, Enugu State, Nigeria

Love the song it's so spiritual thank you Jesus for been my helper in time of need l love you Lord I really do thank

Martin'S Blessed Mario

Enugu, Cross River State, Nigeria

The song really boast my spirit to the highest realm. May God blessed the writer of the song where ever he is

Dayo Adeleye

Alimosho, Lagos, Nigeria

To friend like Jesus, that can bear all our and still cares for us