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.

Ajah, Lagos State, Nigeria

My almost everyday song. There's this unexplainable feeling that runs through me anytime I sing/ hear this hymn.

Father, pls give me the grace to know you more🙏🙏🙏


New York, Brooklyn, United States

What a friend we have in Jesus

He is a friend that sticks closer than a brother

When you sing this song make you feel a little closer to Jesus

Nuru Inyangete

Abuja, Nigeria

A beautiful song of reassurance of God’s love ❤️

Ps Betty

Kampala, Uganda

So touching so encouraging and conforting


Sparta, NJ, United States

Thank you for the words to this beloved hymn!! I cherish the One who gives us this blessed assurance

Joseph Wicks

Falmouth, Jamaica

Remember this from church as a boy

Song K

Melbourne, Australia

I met JESUS in the true sense in the early 1990s while singing this hymn. What a wonderful and faithful friend He has been since.

Monica J Wakili

Warri, Delta, Nigeria

Thx a lot


Osogbo, Osun, Nigeria

It's a Spirit- filled hymn.

Karen J. Fournier

Eagan, MN, United States

Sung as a child in Sunday School, now brought to mind by loving Lord & Savior Jesus❣️Is so needed, relevant, understandable as always especially in this Facebook friended social media world🙏🏼 Hallelujah‼️