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.

Lusaka, Zambia

My favourite song in times of trials and tribulations. I am a proud Presbyterian.

Alan John Hutton

Closeburn Thornhill, Dumfriesshire, United Kingdom

I heard this in a dream last night and it awoke me and made me restless. I went on the internet and when I read the words to last verse, boy did I relate to that. So do not anyone tell me that I was not sent a message as it was so appropriate at the moment and no I am not deeply religeous but this has really moved me.


Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, India

Very sweet and encouraging hymn for all human being to know the real meaning of A FRIEND. My Nanu i.e. Grandfather loves this song very veryyyy much. I LOVE JESUS.

Ricardo Diedericks

Cape Town, South Africa

(What a privilege to carry Everything to God in prayer) We are so lucky to have a God that we can depend on.

Chevonne Labbay

Circleville, New York, United States

This song brings me comfort whenever I lose my way. Thank You Yah for being my I AM.


Bangalore, Karnataka, India

This song brings me the much needed hope, peace & tranquillity. Thank You Lord!

Ankomah Portia

Kumasi, Adoato

Infact hmmmmmm am bless this evening. I just finish eating and this song drop in my heart. Indeed God is the only Friend I have.

Andrea Davis

St Albans Queens, New York, United States

This song give me comfort and peace.


Accra, Ghana

The words in this song is soul uplifting and always refreshing. I just love it.


Lagos, Nigeria

It is lovely to listen and to read the hymn at the same time. God bless the author of this site.