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.
Emeka Kris

Doha, Qatar

This is superb. Just listened to this today and it was soul lifting. He is a faithful Father.

Gregory Slim

Lagos, Nigeria

Thank You Jesus for being faithful and ever sure.

Kayode Oredugba

Lagos, Nigeria

As l sat in my office, this song suddenly came into my mouth. I sang as if l am hearing it for the first time. It brought a soothing relief to my soul. My confidence in God was renewed. What a friend indeed. All l can say is "Jesus I love You" and l am praying that God will make me to love Him the more.

Omotola Showobi

London, United Kingdom

Indeed of a truth He has been a good friend to me, He shew me things that would have cost me a lot of sorrow and pain, He warned and reveal secret things to me. Ohhhhh He has done a lot for me. He is my companion, that remains anonymous to everyone, He saves my soul; Glory be to Jesus this song is so powerful.

Noé Nshindi

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Blessed Savior you have promised

All our burden you will bear

May we ever Lord be bringing

All to thee in earnest prayer

Soon in glory bright unclouded

Face to face will be our prayer

Joyful praises and endless worship

Will be our sweet portion there

Obukho Esu

Woking, Surrey

Reminds of JSS1 @ Presbyterian Chapel in Hope Waddell Training Institute, Calabar, Nigeria - 1990


Chennai, Tamilnadu, India

It's 00:40 and I was suddenly reminded of this song. When I browsed for lyrics, I landed here 😊 the lyrics and tune are really awesome. I liked this song the first time I heard it. It was sung by Dr. DGS DinaKaran (Tamilnadu). God bless !! ☺️💕

Folusayo Akindehin

Surulere, Lagos State, Nigeria

This song is telling us we should always take everything to God in prayer and He will answer.

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. ❤️