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.

South Africa

I just love this song, it's so encouraging to know that we can take everything to God in prayer.

Eze Mary

Nsukka, Enugu, Nigeria

I woke up with this song in my lips even when I do not know the lyrics and here I am searching for the full lyrics. Praise the Lord for indeed I have the privilege to carry everything to God in prayer through our Lord Jesus Christ. Thank You Jesus!

Joshua Emanzi

Kampala, East Africa, Uganda

I like it wow


Lagos, Nigeria

Yes! God is indeed Faithful. I'm always reminded of this song anytime am emotionally down.

It's really a priviledge to carry everything to God in prayer.

I just did and I've assurance that He already answered.

Florence Fadelu

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Indeed our Lord Jesus is a true friend. He is our ever present help in trouble times. Thank You Lord.

Joseph Blessing

Abuja, Kaduna, Nigeria

Indeed Jesus is the only friend that will always takes our bodies and cumbered with a load of care.

Charles Kisera

Nairobi, Kenya

Greatly inspiring. When your friends despise and forsake you, because they will at some point in life, all you do is take it the Lord in prayer.

Viti Lilo

Canberrra, ACT, Australia

Indeed! What a friend we have in Jesus! 😇

Wanpyndapbor Lyngdoh

Sohra(Meghalaya),India, Meghalaya East Khasi Hill, India

I realized that this song remind me the love of God through Christ ... Praise to the Lord ... To the composer I give a special thanks and may God bless ..... Thank you Lord for saving me. It is a privilege yes, that he choosing me from this world and be apart with Him soon I pray that God binding me n all the believer who believe in Christ who is the only way to the Abba Father .... God be with you all..


Wilmington, NC, United States

Several prayer requests were texted to me this morning. "What a privilege to carry everything to God in prayer." Thank You Jesus!