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52. 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
everything to God in prayer!
Oh, what peace we often forfeit,
oh, what needless pain we bear,
all because we do not carry
everything 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 every 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 your friends despise, forsake you?
Take it to the Lord in prayer!
In his arms he'll take and shield you;
you will find a solace there.

Text Information
First Line: What a friend we have in Jesus
Title: What a Friend We Have in Jesus
Author: Joseph M. Scriven (1855)
Publication Date: 1995
Meter: 87 87 D
Scripture: Philippians 4:6-7
Topic: Meeting with God's People: Prayer
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: BEACH SPRING
Composer (descant): Melinda Ramseth (1982)
Harmonizer: A. Royce Eckhardt (1972)
Meter: 87 87 D
Key: F Major
Copyright: Descant reprinted from Take a Hymn, © 1982, Augsburg Publishing House. Used by permission of Augsburg Fortress.; Harm. © 1972, Covenant Press.



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