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.
Angela Edet

Cotonou, Benin

I just sang this song and it feels like Jesus is just sitting beside me and singing the song to me. It sounds to me like a compass now.

Thank You Jesus.

Teresa Scott

Harrogate, TN, United States

A childhood song that I always loved. I find peace & comfort in this song and love to sing it. I just read about the writer, Beautifully written and we should always that everything to the Lord in prayer. ❤️


Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria

Thank You Lord.... So refreshing to sing this hymn!!! What a Friend we have in Jesus.... All our sorrows bear!!!


Surabaya, Jawa Timur, Indonesia

Jesus, our true Friend! In good times and bad times.


Bangalore, Karnataka, India

This hymn gives me so much of peace and hope when I feel low... I feel so good to confide in Jesus all my worries... thank You Lord 🙏🏼

Mutebi Johnson

Kampala, Uganda

I feel encouraged when I sing that song it pushes me into a deep prayer.


Berlin, Germany

I knew this song since I was young. One of my favorite hymns. Whenever I im feeling down, it gives me hope and trust GOD all the more. Casting all our cares to HIM and knowing He is the God of mercy. He will never leave us nor forsake us. Amen!


Today, I woke up with a heavy burden over my shoulders. I know beyond a shadow of doubt that I have been constantly used to meet peoples' needs while the finacial burden remains heavily on me. Its worse than slavery. Do you know why? coz you exoect people to meet their part of obligations. All I hear is lies and traps to be used more. This stops now.

Jumai Ahmed Adangu

Warri, Delta, Nigeria

Such comforting and assuring words/song. "What needless pain I bear" all because I do not carry everything to God in prayer.

I just finished a study right now, on the importance of casting all my cares upon my Lord, because he loves and cares for me. and while studying, I immediately remembered this hymn. I took the time to read it after my study and indeed it further deepens my understanding and helps me appreciate the more, the light that I contacted through my study.

To God be the glory!


Rensselaer, NY, United States

This song is one of many seeing me thru the date of 8/18 today. In my life this date represents tragedies that occurred in 3 separate yrs all on the same date. In 1961 the love of my life dissolved our relationship. My mother was involved somehow in this and to this day there is no closure for me. In 1975 my ex husband gathered my 2 children and I in the kitchen called his attorney and told him and us that he was leaving us. In 1985 a boyfriend of 8 yrs left me. He was a separated married man and although I loved him the relationship had to end. This day has almost become unbearable except for the hymn which constantly circulates thru my mind. What a friend indeed taking on burdens. I open my heart to all of you who likewise have such burdens. Hope remains. The emotional impact of this day I cannot shake--I can only cling to Jesus to save me from own drowning in bad memories. My friends I have shared with you deep feelings only God and Jesus can soothe. Peace.