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.
Florence Fadelu

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Indeed our Lord Jesus is a true friend. He is our ever present help in trouble times. Thank You Lord.

Joseph Blessing

Abuja, Kaduna, Nigeria

Indeed Jesus is the only friend that will always takes our bodies and cumbered with a load of care.

Charles Kisera

Nairobi, Kenya

Greatly inspiring. When your friends despise and forsake you, because they will at some point in life, all you do is take it the Lord in prayer.

Viti Lilo

Canberrra, ACT, Australia

Indeed! What a friend we have in Jesus! 😇

Wanpyndapbor Lyngdoh

Sohra(Meghalaya),India, Meghalaya East Khasi Hill, India

I realized that this song remind me the love of God through Christ ... Praise to the Lord ... To the composer I give a special thanks and may God bless ..... Thank you Lord for saving me. It is a privilege yes, that he choosing me from this world and be apart with Him soon I pray that God binding me n all the believer who believe in Christ who is the only way to the Abba Father .... God be with you all..


Wilmington, NC, United States

Several prayer requests were texted to me this morning. "What a privilege to carry everything to God in prayer." Thank You Jesus!

Tabiri Chukunta

East Brunswick, New Jersey, United States

This morning I woke up from sleep with this hymn on my lips. I was hearing it inside of myself - hard to describe. I experienced such a relief from a deeply troubling period in my life. Remarkable! I was so moved that I researched the history of the hymn and for the first time came to terms with its power to heal. Yes, what a friend we have in Jesus!

Ige Clem Taiwo

Oshogbo, Osun, Nigeria

My favorite song...... because thoroughly there is no one like Jesus.

Shawn Leatherwood

Madison, Wisconsin, United States

Jesus is a friend for all seasons and at all times. Once He’s your friend He’s truly your friend. He will never leave you nor forsake you. What a friend!


Nairobi, Kenya

This song came to me when I was praying this morning. I've been anxious and troubled about several things. Today I told the Lord that it's too much for me to bear and I want to give it all to Him. He is a faithful friend. I know He will carry me through this season.