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.

Étude Drive, Canada

You helped me a lot with the songs. Thanks so much.


Punta Gorda Town, Punta Gorda, Belize

Makes me cry. I feel saved already when I listen to it, though am yet to repent and save my soon real soon.

Amazing song!! 🌹🌹🌹

Gabriel Nzioki Kioko

Nairobi, Kenya

This is the sorrowful man's prayer. It has lifted up my forsaken soul.


Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

Am in love with the song...it comforts me...

William Jarrett

Red Bud, IL, 62278, United States

I have fan of this song for at least for as long as I can rember singing it in church. It means so much to me when I hear it or am just singing it.

Rev. Dr. Hanuk B. Ram

Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, India

This is my favourite hymn. It gives me a great satisfaction, peace and communion with my SAVIOUR & EVERLASTING FRIEND JESUS CHRIST THE LORD.

James Irungu

Nairobi, Kenya

This is one of the best songs, ever. We have a vernacular version but in the same tune. It is so up-lifting.

Blair Scott

Moose Jaw, SK, Canada

This hymn has been running through my mind over the last week and is giving me great peace. I pity those growing up in church today that will never benefit from the rich heritage of the hymns of the previous generation. Lots of great music today, sure it's great, but I really think that we've suffered a loss in abandoning the hymnal with hymns that tell a story.

Judy Marenco

Anaheim, CA, United States

Yes everything to God in prayer! Such a beautiful hymn that's reminds us that we are not alone and in every moment we need to stay in contact with The Lord in prayer.


Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia

I've been feeling down and hopeless these few days.i thought of this song and when I sang it, I felt encouraged. Yes...we should take everything to the Lord in prayer. Praise God for His assurance. Amen.