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.

Toronto, Canada

I'm writing this on a Friday evening, almost sunset and the Sabbath is about to start. Everything has been crashing around me at work and I feel like I've been in a dark tunnel for the past 2 weeks. I've been so depressed and The Holy Spirit reminded me of this song. Listening to the melody, reading the lyrics and everybody's comments and have lifted my spirit. I welcome the rest of the Sabbath and I'm going to follow what the lyrics say and take all my burdens to the Lord in prayer. I love this song..



Yamie, I have prayed that the Lord will give you strength. That no matter what the outcome will be, you may always find strength in Him to get up and face each new day, that His praise will always be on your lips. That in Him you will find your all in all. That you will have the faith to know that 'that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ'. I don't know you, but I know that you are a Christian, and I sorrow with you, and share the same hope that our God is bigger than everything. May God bless you richly and deeply.


Lilongwe, Central, Malawi

This was our closing on today’s service. I didn't have the hymn book but managed to use my phone to google to sing along. The Lord has been faithful indeed and I felt enlightened. I and my wife were diagnosed with HIV together with our newly born baby. We are praying day and night for the Lord to heal us and we have so much faith in Him. Please dedicate your time to pray with us so that God forgives and heal us and give us a last chance that’s all we are asking. Amen brethrens.

Simon Kamau

Nairobi, Kenya

I am really down and struggling with life but through the song iam reminded to take everything to God in prayer. I know God You are faithful and You are going to hear me, in Jesus name.



Uche, God Bless you - praying for you and the Body of Christ.

Uche Andrew

Onitsha, Anambra State, Nigeria

If I don't have to comment, I must comment that Jesus is my friend. When friends and allies turned their back on me, when they think I have failed, Jesus got my back. Holding my hand, walking with me, WHAT A FRIEND WE HAVE IN JESUS? ALLELUIA!!!

Note: Please brethren, do remember me in your prayers, that Christ find delight upon me, upon all of us ALWAYS in Jesus name I request. Amen.


New Delhi, North India, India

My phone is my hymn book. Using technology to honor Jesus in my life.

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!