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.
Minister Youmous

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Praise the Lord!! My very best friend had been constant on my mind, so I call her. She explained her trouble's, and the Holy Spirit pinned the words of this song on my heart. I explained to her that the mystery behind her problem's rest within this Hymn. I also told her, that the enemy would come quickly, to try to discourage her to not talk to me anymore, because I know he hates me, nevertheless, I instructed her to tell Satan to get Thee Behind, and praise God in advance for what He has already done. Amen.


Accra, Ghana

I am released from all my burdens after listening to this hymn. Thank You God almighty for as I am being such a great friend to me.


Abuja, FCT, Nigeria

Singing this hymn this morning, I feel so happy, so free. This is the first time the words of the hymn has meant so much to me. We really still carry unnecessary pain and forfeit peace in our lives just because we haven't really relied on God totally. We carry our issues to God but in the same strength we also want to find solutions ourselves to those same issues we carried to God thereby causing ourselves needless heart ache and restlessness.

Jide Omotosho

Keffi, Nasarawa State, Nigeria

It's so comforting to know that we have a friend in Jesus. Any issues, no matter how little we can take to Him. Hallelujah in the highest!

Pauline Eversley

Staten Island, New York City, United States

1987 I make Jesus my friend. He is my Saviour, He is my Lord. I can talk to Him anytime of the day. He is my all in all. THANK YOU LORD FOR YOUR LOVE, PEACE AND JOY THAT YOU PLACED IN MY HEART EVERY DAY. AMEN.


United States

I also read my daily bread today and remembered this song. It is a reminder of the love God has for us and all the gifts He gives to us that we take for granted or don't even remember we have. We don't have to carry our burdens , our pains, our sins. We just have to come to Jesus's feet and lay them before Him and pray with Him and talk to Him. His love is the healing our souls need.


Brandon, Florida, United States

I woke up this morning after reading my daily devotion, this song came to my mind. It had been a long time since I had song it. So I began singing and praising God for being my friend. I had a really bad headache when I got up this morning and felt the need to just sing and praise God through it. Thank You Lord Jesus Christ for being my friend whom I can take everything to Him in prayer. I know He loves me and will never leave or forsake.

Steve Iyke Ugwuogo

Lmo/Owerri, Imo, Nigeria

This Song is always powerful, it touches my soul. I love it.

Jeanine Luke

Markham, Ontario, Canada

Praise God this morning for His wonderful creation to mankind. This morning I woke up in my devotion this hymn came to me. What a friend we have in Jesus.

God has been working in my life for many years. Through His promise I know I can live for today.

I have Faith that He will meet my daily needs as He promised to us on earth.

Vuyiseka Sitshitshi

Cape Town, Western, South Africa

I really Love this song sooooooo muchhh. It's One of my favourite vintage 😉 songs.