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.
Ainebyoona Richard

Kampala, Kawempe, Uganda

What a friend we have in Jesus


Columbus, Ohio, United States

Such a sweet and wonderful hymn. Thank you Jesus I can take everything to God in prayer and be sure of your presence and peace I will not forfeit. Hallelujah! Jesus is my Lord and Savior!!


Lakewood, OH, United States

Such a comfort. I will be sharing this with our community group tomorrow. Plays well with chapter 12 in the book Gentle and Lowly

Iya Ibeta

Memorized this song up-head and love singing it all the time because the wordings are meaningful and prayerfully powerful.

Gregg Weston

New Braunfels, TX, United States

What remarkable promises contained in these lyrics I’m singing this as my 99-year-old father listens and rejoice in the promises of the songwriter’s lyrical encouragement

Abram Garcia

Hialeah Gardens, FL, United States

W song. Signing it right now at EDB

Ibilate Brown

Port-Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria

Christ is a friend indeed🥺❤

Thanglienang Zote

New Delhi, Delhi, India

this song is my fav


Muskego, Wisconsin, United States

I love this song!

Prophet Goddey

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Wow, It Was Amazing This Morning. The Lord God Almighty Spoke To Me Through This Very Hymn, I Hear And See The Holy Angels Of God Singing. All Glory To God Almighty Amen.