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.
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.


Jos, Plateau, Nigeria

It real make me feel better never lonely whenever I sing this hymn it is so special to sing and resing.

Phoebe Makobolola

Rooderport, Gauteng, South Africa

I really wish to sing such songs and I really like it. It is my very special song. I am your big fan.

Ifeoma Esther

Lagos, Nigeria

As I am writing this comment I am in a difficult situation but after listening to this hymn I cried so much not because of what am passing through, but because I have a dear Friend in Jesus who is ready to carry all my burden. I feel relieve and happy right because I believe in Him that He will erase the pain in my heart and bring back peace and joy in my life.Thank You Jesus!

Clive Morris

United Kingdom

In our case we can say

Do Thy family despise forsake Thee.

But through it all He has taken wrapped us in His loving arms, shielded us and given us solace, support and above all His undeserved Love.


Greeneville, TN, United States

This is such a great reminder of how we need to view God. After all, we were originally made for walking with Him in the garden; and now because of what Jesus has done on the cross we are brought near once more. Not only is He the closest, dearest, and most faithful friend but also He has made us even as He is: a new creation. Everything good or noteworthy in my life is either because of the work He has done or is doing. I used to think that I could be good on my own, but now when I see anything good in myself I know it is Him working in me.


Mt Hagen, Whp

I love this song as I sing I know from my heart, I have a special and best friend around me day by day, hour by hour and every second of a minute. He sees and hears my troubles. I have to be careful what I say and do.

John S Crichton


This song brings back so many memories and has a special part in my heart.