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.

Newcastle, OK, United States

While reading a devotional about how the Lord uses the troubles of our life, I remembered this hymn. It is befitting a recent trouble of the a life long friend and a comforting reminder that Jesus is our ONLY life long friend and on through the eternities.

Loveline Enjeh

Yaounde, Centre, Cameroon

Just took this song when I was down spiritually but before I ended it I was smiling. It's food for the soul.


Kohima, Nagaland, India

This song renews me each time I hear it. Oh so wonderfully put. Thank You Lord Jesus. I believe in You and that You died for my sins and that You're the Son of God.


Nairobi, Kenya

This song uplifts my soul especially when I feel low in my life. May God bless the writer of this song as it preaches to the broken hearts.

Victor Adiele

Dakar, Senegal

Jesus I thank You for Your love. This hymn today really touched my inner heart.

Mrs Izu

Festac, Lagos, Nigeria

"Can we find a friend so faithful

Who will all our sorrows share"

This is an inspiration.

Thank You Lord for being my friend.

Hope Nwakwesi

Lagos, Nigeria

Precious Saviour still my refuge, I hand over my 2018. Take me through a progressive joy in Your grace, my true friend.

Mr. VM Joseph

Western Cape Of South Africa

There is indeed no better friend like the Lord Jesus Christ.

Kimberly Byanet

New Karu, Nasarawa, Nigeria

My ringing tone now and always, it keeps reminding me that the only true friend I have is Jesus and in Him alone I can put my trust.

Osim Markpeace

Ikom, Cross River, Nigeria

This hymn is not just a partner in time of distress but also a life support when things go sour.

I was really down but through this hymn am stronger, better and consoled in the fact that Jesus shears my problems too...