What a Friend we have in Jesus

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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!
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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.
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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.
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Gayla

Lake Worth, Florida, United States

In the sorrow and loss of this world it is refreshing to remember Jesus. Encouragement to read responses from brothers and sisters in Christ that I will one day meet.


Judith A Akida

Riverside, CA, United States

Going through a lot now but soon this test will become my testimony. Everything to God in prayer!!


Rosehayat

Khartoum

This hymn really inspired me and it gives me hope, although if one is passing through trails and temptation this still a place for us to take refuge in and a friend who never leaves us alone.


Moses Jirah

Kampala, Uganda

What a friend indeed.


Daniel Aliyu

Jos, Plateau, Nigeria

True! Whatever it is, "thou wilt find a solace there".


Samuel

Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria

I woke up with this song in mind. Can we find a friend so faithful, who will all our sorrows share? No one except Jesus.

Hallelujah!


Crystal Chris Davies

Sundre, Alberta, Canada

When thy friends despise forsake thee. In His arms he’ll take a Shield thee. Thou wilt find a solace there. How Absolutely true this is. He is everything for everybody. May I walk so closely beside Him.


Maggie

Manchester, United Kingdom

The words fill my soul and I understand that I am understood.


Bernice Akintola

Chatham, Kent

I woke up with this song in my heart and I decided to Google it in order to feel its power of the song and meaning. Truly Jesus is the only true friend that can never forsake us all we need to do is to take everything to Him in prayer. Hallelujah!


Mary Sharlin

Bangalore, Karnataka, India

What a lovely song .... There is none like Jesus Christ ... And there can be none like Him.... Blessed be the name of the most high....