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.

There is nothing compared to God neither no one he is our one true friend he will always be there when we need him. Take all your problems to God our Father and you will also turn around for good.

For Mark 10:24 says if ye believe so shall ye receive just believe and you shall receive


Kegalle, Sri Lanka

Lord you’re my best friend


Manzini, Swaziland

Ooh yes ... there is no friend like Jesus. Healing song indeed.

Ikrumale Monday Gideon

Asaba, Delta State, Nigeria

This hymn always reminds me of a reliable friend call Jesus

Adelaida Onde

Korat, Nakhonratchasima, Thailand

A song of assurance from God as a friend specially on these times of pandemic

Sybil Momoh

London, United Kingdom

This hymn means such a lot to me. I always like to repeat the words. It's very comforting anytime I'm feeling low..


FCT, Abuja, Nigeria

It’s a healing song

Timipre Roland

Warri, Delta, Nigeria

I love this song so much.

Ana Lara

United States

The composer of this music, Charles C. Converse, was a well educated, successful Christian, whose talents ranged from law to professional music. Under the pen name of Karl Reden, he wrote numerous scholarly articles on varied subjects. Although he was an excellent musician and composer with many of his works performed by leading American orchestras and choirs of his day, his life is best remembered for this simple music so well suited to the text “What a Friend We Have in Jesus. ”

Ira D. Sankey discovered the hymn in 1875, just in time to include it in his well-known collection, “Sankey’s Gospel Hymns Number One. ” Later Sankey wrote, “The last hymn which went into the book became the first in favor. ”

The biography of the author of this hymn (Joseph Scriven) is posted in an earlier post.

Bob Hammond

Newnan, GS, United States

Love these hymns from my childhood they bring great peace and comfort.