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.

Brooklyn, New York, United States

Had nightmare was upset. Read lyrics to this song. Was comforted

Bello Pelumi

Ilorin, Kwara, Nigeria

'Is there trouble anywhere? We should never be discouraged. Take it to the Lord in prayer'. My favorite part



Fr Bruno Tumuramye

Mbarara, Buhweju, Uganda

This is a comforting hymn which I have to send to my parishioners who are in grief for losing their 4 members of the family to a motor accident. May their souls rest in peace.

Henrich Brockhaus

Bellingham, WA, United States

Our Lord and Savior, the God of the universe: "In His arms he'll take and shield thee"! Can there be anything more wonderful, more protective, more loving. This makes your heart burst with joy and your eyes fill with tears of gratitude. Praise Him, praise Him, praise Him forever.

Albert Laryea

Accra, Ashale- Botwe, Ghana

It's a great song indeed I was singing it in my afternoon nabb today in an hour' s time ago ! Yes our Lord Jesus Christ is a great friend one or the Christian should have and relied upon ! He will indeed answer ALL our prayers having committed them into His care !!!.


Cornwall, United Kingdom

In sending a message to my daughter about a difficult family situation this hymn came to mind. What a friend we really do have in Jesus and a reminder to take it to the Lord in prayer.

Peter Wise Ambi

Garki, FCT, Nigeria

This is one of the songs that touches the heart and blessed me every time I recite the lyrics over and over again.

Jennifer Tipton

Finksburg, MD, United States

I awoke in the middle of the night a couple of nights ago with many worries on my mind. Immediately the Lord dropped this song into my spirit. I hadn’t heard it in years. I prayed and gave Him all my cares and concerns. Then I fell into a deep peaceful sleep. I’ve been singing it ever since. He’s so good and kind.

David Davis

Whitehill, Pembrokeshire, United Kingdom

This was my mother’s favourite.