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520. 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: Joseph M. Scriven (ca. 1855)
Meter: 8.7.8.7.D.
Language: English
Publication Date: 2018
Scripture: ; ;
Topic: Burdens; Christ: As Friend; Christ: As Refuge (4 more...)
Tune Information
Name: CONVERSE
Composer: Charles A. Converse (1868)
Meter: 8.7.8.7.D.
Key: F Major or modal



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