361. What a Friend We Have in Jesus

1 What a Friend we have in Jesus,
All our sins and griefs to bear!
What a privilege to carry
Ev'rything to God in prayer!
O what peace we often forfeit,
O what needless pain we bear,
All because we do not carry
Ev'rything to God in prayer!

2 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 ev'ry weakness --
Take it to the Lord in prayer.

3 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.

Text Information
First Line: What a Friend we have in Jesus
Title: What a Friend We Have in Jesus
Author: Jospeh M. Scriven, 1819-1866
Meter: 8 7 8 7 D
Publication Date: 2012
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Burdens; Comfort; Commitment (9 more...)
Tune Information
Name: CONVERSE
Composer: Charles C. Converse, 1832-1918
Meter: 8 7 8 7 D
Key: F Major



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