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.

Jersey City, New Jersey, United States

Thank You Jesus for everything! Bless my sister on her birthday.

Nwala Emmanuel

Port Harcourt, Rivers, Nigeria

Jesus knows our every weakness,

Take it to the Lord in prayer.

Idjawe Verere

Asaba, Delta State, Nigeria

It's one of the most reassuring hymns ever, pointing us to the friend, helper, and comforter we have in Jesus.

Otaigbe Queen Stella

Benin City, Edo, Nigeria

So blessed With hymn. Jesus is a pain bearer. We often forfeit our peace when we do not take it to the Lord in prayer. He is always there.


Thank you Jesus ❤

Preye Johnson-Kiyaramo C

Yenagoa, Bayelsa, Nigeria

What a friend we have in JESUS . The only true friend we can take our problems to ask we take our problems to him this day he will not fail us. Count on him AND YOU WILL BE HAPPY.

Ekaette Emmanuel

Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria

The Dearest of friends could be absent when we are deeply in need to express our fears and limitations, or challenges, but Jesus is always there to hear us, and beyond just listening to them, He fixes our issues, and fixes us too. Everyone should find this amazing friend!!


Canberra, ACT, Australia

Thanks Rene, that verse is beautiful, I had no idea it was missing.

René Prins

Joure, Friesland, Netherlands

There exists another verse:

Blessed Savior, Thou hast promised

Thou wilt all our burdens bear;

May we ever, Lord, be bringing

All to Thee in earnest prayer.

Soon in glory bright, unclouded,

There will be no need for prayer—

Rapture, praise, and endless worship

Will be our sweet portion there.

Rachel Fendrich

Unadilla, Nebraska, United States

I play this for the beginning of church.