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.
Ayodele Rotimi

Ado Ekiti

I thank God that my phone has become a mobile hymn book from where to draw water worship song. This song touches my soul and bone and spirit. Glory be to God Amen.


Abuja, FCT, Nigeria

I love this song. I was having a sleepless night and this song just struck across my mind and I have to look for the wordings and immediately I began to sing it & I felt relieved instantly and within a twinkle of an eye I dozed off. Jesus lives!


Mchenry, Illinous, United States

I was praying and this song came to my mind I had to look up the words and how it's sung! Great fun uplifting song! Amen! Thank You Lord Jesus!

Ikechukwua Ajufo

Asaba, Delta State, Nigeria

This song reminds me that one day all friends and acquaintances will depart from me and my only true friend - Jesus will be my only companion. I will love Him forever for He is my Saviour and Friend.

Richard Butler

Tamworth, Staffs, United Kingdom

This is the hymn I have chosen for my Baptism on Easter Sunday. I lost my wife last year to cancer and God has helped me through the bad times. I now want to commit my life to Him through Baptism.


I was going through some rough times and when I prayed and took it to God, He came through for me. My boss was singing this song and it took me back to the needless pain and suffering I went through before finally letting God take over. THEY ARE AMAZING, Father, Son and the Holy Spirit.

Pete Andrianakos

Denver, Colorado, United States

i absolutely must know that Jesus is my best friend. He is the only one who will stick by me. I must focus on sticking by Him. Anyone who reads... I have said a prayer for all who listen to this. please pray for me. I have this one sin that I have struggled with since my 13th birthday. I am certain that if I will walk with Christ and let Him be my victory, I will have the wife and family my heart has been longing for. yes Jesus must be my greatest longing. pray that I make Him that. God bless!!!!


Enfield, North London, United Kingdom

Love this hymn. We had it at my mum's funeral back in 2009. Been humming it all day.


Fairburn, GA, United States


Dike Donatus

Aba, Abia, Nigeria

I am really privileged to have such a friend in Jesus.