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.
Bernadine Martin

Palestine, Texas, United States

A door has come open for my husband a job. We really don't want the same position he had before. We're seeking GOD for what to do and the PRECIOUS HOLY SPIRIT ROSE UP IN MY SPIRIT with this very comforting BLESSED ASSURANCE THAT HE IS WITH US AND WILL DIRECT US AS WE SEEK HIM!!! JESUS IS ALTOGETHER LOVELY!!!


Machakos, Eastern, Kenya

Just read the book of Luke with my son and I was happy that the Lord took over our burden..

David Jennifer Chisomaga

FCT, Abuja, Nigeria

I was moody, depressed for a long time now due to the ups and downs in my life, as I wanted to talk to my God this afternoon, I remembered that in my secondary school days, that there was a hyme that comforts me whenever am alone and sad, I was memorising some of the lyrics and I then decided to search it online and here it is. This hyme comforts my soul, makes me feel special, makes me know that someone really cares for me. The love of Jesus is all and all


Issele Uku, State, Nigeria


Wendy Farrelly

Orange, NSW, Australia

Love this song

What a friend! What a saviour!

Amazing love, forgiveness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. Our comforter, our constant never changing friend. Our mighty God, our compassionate High Priest

Love you Lord


Abuja, Nigeria

So happy to see people commenting. May God Almighty heal and bless everyone with a contrite hearts. Jesus loves us this I know for sure.

Obi Chidinma

Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria

Thank God for this song, it edified me as I sang aloud, pondering on all the lyrics. This was best answer for my current situations. The burden of life, fears of the future, all the what ifs, the fear of my family's security far away, just everything just got me moody, complaining, tired of even being the Jesus girl and I felt like going out there with my frustration and join them. Complaining to friends and forgetting how much God's me has been my habit.

This song came to my mind as I prayed this morning and I searched it out, prayed, cried and rejoiced that I found a faithful friend in Jesus.


Jeanette Jones

Greenwood, South Carolina, United States

Lately for a few weeks this old familiar hymn has been coming across my mind and soul , I know it’s God’s Holy Spirit , encouraging me with this song and instructing me to remember to pray , just give it all to Jesus my worries my doubts my fears , give it to Jesus because He cares about all that concerns His sheep( people) , it’s been carrying me through , so I look up the lyrics to it cause I get mix up with the verses and I want to thank Hymnal.net


This is the best song ever!

Pastor Arinze Matthew

Port Harcourt, Rivers, Nigeria

This reminds me of the old path of worshiping God.