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.
Oyibo Lilian

Warri, Delta State, Nigeria

This song gives me peace, have loved this song since my childhood

Linda Janovitz

Surprise, Arizona

I have had this song in my head for at least 5 months and I continually hum it off and on ALL day, especially after my prayer time in the morning. I LOVE MY JESUS!!!!!!!

Bob Gordon

Almere, Flevoland, Netherlands

Beautiful song. I thank my God often for giving inspiration to write such wonderful praise and worship songs.


Lagos, Nigeria

Lord as I take everything to you in prayer today, I asked that you will surprise me beyond my weirdest imagination in Jesus name. Amen.


Blythewood, SC, United States

My heart was sadden by so many things and God put this song into my heart. I remember the choir singing it when I was a child but didn’t understand the meaning until my adulthood. Praise and Thanks to God Almighty!

Ugo Mba Ukariwo

Akpakpa, Cotonou, Benin

Thank You Jesus my dearest awesome day faithful Savior. I love You so much

Carolyn Cherry Carter

Houston, TX, United States

I woke up this morning with this hymn playing in my head, I fell back asleep and it continued to play. Thank you GOD for reminding me what a friend JESUS really is. Needless to say I have been singing it all day and night. I keep remembering all the needless pain I have been bearing. What a friend!!!!


Brooklyn, NY, United States

What a privilege to carry everything to God in prayer. Our sins and our griefs, our trials and temptations our cumbersome load of care, he knows our every weakness, in his arms he'll take and shield us we will find a solace there. As I was praying this morning the enemy tried to bring worries to my soul I found myself praying some of the words to this hymn. The worries were taken away. Praise God.


I love this song


Houston, Texas, United States

I had an upset with a friend last night as the interaction reminded me of a painful upbringing. When I awakened this morning this song was for some reason playing in my head although I only know a couple of lines and not all lyrics per se. I’ve not really ever sung this song and I don’t know it yet it was there in my conscious awakening this morning to remind me who’s really there for me when I’m experiencing pain within. I don’t consider myself to be religious but I felt divinely guided to share this. I am grateful.