What a Friend we have in Jesus

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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!
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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.
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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.
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Juliah Muthoni

Nairobi, Kenya

I am supposed to be traveling next weekend for a women's conference in DRC. I don't have all the money needed so I have been praying.

A few minutes ago, I remembered and started singing "what a privilege to carry, everything to God in prayer".

Hallelujah. I am flooded with peace now.

I know God has provided.


Elizabeth

Abuja, Fct, Nigeria

Saviour, master and friend, what a friend we have in you. I was so lost until this morning my daily devotional online with Pastor Dave of Time of Grace Ministry drew me right back to where I should be. Down on my knees. He told the story of the gracious author of this healing song. Father I know I am not deserving of Your love but still You love me. Thank You.


Charles

Lagos, Nigeria

My late father's favourite song, can't hold crying any time I listen to this hymn. It brings me more closer to my Creator. May the soul of my late father and the souls of the departed rest in peace. Amen....


Sam Rickrode

Newville, PA, United States

I was recently working on my truck when the jack slipped out and the truck came down on me, crushing the life out of me. While this wasn’t the hymn I was singing while under there it has certainly been a favorite of mine. I’m thankful for the suffering our precious Savior went through and so now when we go through suffering also we know we will find a ‘solace there.’


Dr D Tim Crowe

Bogart, GA, United States

My wife and I are getting ready to be admitted to the hospital for chemo and stem cell transplant. This is such a beautiful song. Yes. What a privilege to carry ALL our sins and trials and grives to Jesus!!! Thank You Jesus.


Wellen

Tuensang, Nagaland, India

I am currently preparing for one of the toughest job in my country... every second day you feel like giving up. I am afraid if I don't make it and whether I'll be able to settle for a life less than what I have always desired haunts me! I lack courage and competence but this song gives gushing peace into my soul and reminds me of Jesus' promise and the plans He has for me... I pray to God to lift me out of this average mindset and to believe in the vision I have for my life.


Oluwaseyi

Abuja, FCT, Nigeria

Am at a crossroad, it feels there's no light at the end of this tunnel. My finances is really disturbing, this song came to my mind and there's s peace I have and feel within. Hallelujah!!!


Nancy

Hull, Iowa, United States

I’ve been struggling with rejection from my friends and it has brought me to a lonely pit in my life. I trust that God is working through this and will create a better me through this. WHAT A FRIEND came to my heart and I wrote the words down so I can be reminded that the most important friend I can have is Jesus.


Pastor Patricia Blakely

Port St. Lucie, Florida, United States

I love this song


Walt H

Shipshewana, Indiana, United States

Just heard the history of the author’s life. Certainly puts some depth to the words, from a man that faced some real set backs without knowing the reason why but found the solace referred to in the lyrics!