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.
Rita Emiowele

Benin City, Edo, Nigeria

One of my best song.. it reminds me how Jesus loves everyone equally

Heidi Goddard

Wailuku, HI, United States

Woke up this morning very burdened... while I made my husbands lunch at 5:30 the sun was coming up and I had a few of these lyrics go through my head but couldn't remember how the song started. I looked up and found these words and all of these awesome comments... I have never commented on a single thing on line but I was so encouraged that the same God that spoke through this song to me this morning, spoke to people across the world as well.. what an awesome, perfect, loving and caring Friend. My best Friend... I am humbled and actually prayed for some of you that commented. Thank you for sharing your faith and walk. Thank You Jesus that You are such a Friend and miraculous Healer.


Kampala, Uganda

This song always challenges me to bring everything to God in prayer, everything because of his love care and concern for each of us. It also reminds me of God's unconditional and everlasting love. Hallelujah.

Ishaka Jackman

Georgetown, Guyana

I woke up with this song in mind and just kept singing, I have many troubles but I know GOD is working because ALL of MY NEEDS are met ALL.

Keep praying brothers and sisters and to you friend God maybe is calling to your heart, Listen , believe repent and be baptised and let his Holy Spirit lead your life where the comfort of KNOWING HE WILL take care of you makes your life easier .


Preston, United Kingdom

At the moment I am going through a huge crisis in my life and don't know how it will end. I thought of this song but forgot some of it. I found it here and it has given me solace.


Lagos, Nigeria

Any time I hear or sing this song it makes me cry but at the same time gives me great comfort knowing that we have a Father that listens and Cares

Janis Bukstein

Lester Prairie, MN, United States

Thos song came to me in prayer tonight. It was a song my nana taught me to play on the organ. It brought back such great memories and made me feel loved and hugged by Jesus. I needed that right now. Thank you Jesus for that better feeling 🙏


So sweet I love it so much

Deby Hearts

Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria

This song is so good.

This morning I sang the song again and again it was a blast.


Nonye Ejen

Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria

I love this song because it applies to my every day life, in every area, everything thing I do I take it to God in prayers because he only can give me the strength, the grace to do it....

What a wonderful friend I have in Jesus, what a privilege I have to carry all my sorrow, my pains, my bundle to Jesus. Alleluia.