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.
Richard Akinkunmi

Alice, Eastern Cape, South Africa

When all other forsake me He didn't.

And I'm sure He won't.



Great song

Jennifer Ward

Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom

God bless you all. Jesus is very close to the brokenhearted. Do not despair. He has a long arm reaching right down into the darkest valleys.


Yukon, Oklahoma, United States

Blessed be the Lord of my Salvation.


Lake Worth, Florida, United States

In the sorrow and loss of this world it is refreshing to remember Jesus. Encouragement to read responses from brothers and sisters in Christ that I will one day meet.

Judith A Akida

Riverside, CA, United States

Going through a lot now but soon this test will become my testimony. Everything to God in prayer!!



This hymn really inspired me and it gives me hope, although if one is passing through trails and temptation this still a place for us to take refuge in and a friend who never leaves us alone.

Moses Jirah

Kampala, Uganda

What a friend indeed.

Daniel Aliyu

Jos, Plateau, Nigeria

True! Whatever it is, "thou wilt find a solace there".


Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria

I woke up with this song in mind. Can we find a friend so faithful, who will all our sorrows share? No one except Jesus.