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.

Shillong, Meghalaya, India

Love this song so much Praise You Lord Jesus💕


Jos, Plateau, Nigeria



Vancouver, BC, Canada

Praise God

Atabuga Michael

Kampala, Adjumani, Uganda

The word for the Lord to be praised

Thanks to God



Really in love with all the stanzas


Plateau, Jos, Nigeria

it really inspired me I love this more

Steve Miller

Detroit, Michigan, United States

There is a 4th stanza, usually omitted:

Blessed Savior, Thou hast promised

Thou wilt all our burdens bear

May we ever, Lord, be bringing

All to Thee in earnest prayer

Soon in glory bright, unclouded

There will be no need for prayer

Rapture, praise, and endless worship

Will be our sweet portion there


The reason this 4th stanza is usually omitted is because line 6 says that in the next age there will be no need for prayer. That is not accurate. We will be working for and with the Lord in the next age, and we will need to pray for guidance, and to fellowship with the Lord. Scriven's thought is that we need to experience the prayer of bringing our problems to the Lord now because in the next age we will not have that kind of prayer anymore. That is precious. I would change line 6 of stanza 4 to "There will be no suff'ring prayer."

Adebola Adesola Okunnu

Gywnnoak, MD, United States

Indeed Christ is a Friend Who's ever faithful, never fails , always there to bear my burdens. Thank You Lord Jesus for having me lean Your shoulder and helping carry all

Ayomide Solomon

Ondo, Nigeria

Hallelujah! We have a friend we can share all our burdens with. What a great privilege.

Jonathan M. Ng'Uleka

Lusaka, Zambia

God is wonderful, God is great indeed, God gracious, God is good, Good is merciful. miracle wonder God. I will always depend on Him. He is Holy, Holy, Holy. Thank you Father