What a friend we have in Jesus, sang a little child

What a friend we have in Jesus, sang a little child

Author: J. J. Lowe
Tune: [What a friend we have in Jesus] (Lowe)
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

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1 “What a Friend we have in Jesus,”
Sang a little child one day;
And a weary woman listened
To the darling’s happy lay;
All her life seemed dark and gloomy,
And her heart was sad with care,
Sweetly rang our baby’s treble,
“Take it to the Lord in prayer.”

2 “Are we weak and heavy laden,”
He will carry ev’ry woe,
And the one who sadly listened,
Needed that dear helper so;
Sin and grief are heavy burdens,
For a fainting soul to bear,
But the baby singing bade her
“Take it all to Him in prayer.”

3 “Jesus knows our ev’ry weakness,”
Weak and worn she turned to God,
Asking Christ to take her burden,
As He is the sinner’s Lord;
Jesus was the only refuge,
He could take her sin and care,
And He blessed the weary woman,
“When she came to Him in prayer.”

4 And the happy child still singing,
Little knew she had a part,
In God’s wondrous work in bringing,
Peace unto the troubled heart;
So may we who love the Saviour,
Say to those bowed down with care,
That the Saviour is their refuge,
They will find a solace there.

Source: Crowning Day No. 2 #135

Author: J. J. Lowe

John J Lowe. He was a professor who sang duets with his wife at evangelical meetings. One such meeting at Ocean Grove, NJ, was noted (8/10/1891) on the Hymntime website. His name is also associated with Philadelphia, PA, and in conjunction with other gospel song writers of his period in the Philadelphia area. John Perry  Go to person page >

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First Line: What a friend we have in Jesus, sang a little child
Author: J. J. Lowe
Copyright: Public Domain

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