590. 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:
O what peace we often forfeit,
O 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?
Jesus is our only 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
Author: Joseph Medlicott Scriven, 1819-86
Meter: 87.87 D
Language: English
Publication Date: 1999
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Assurance; Consolation; Devotion (4 more...)
Tune Information
Name: BLAENWERN
Composer: William Penfro Rowlands, 1860-1937
Meter: 87.87 D
Key: F Major



Media
More media are available on the text authority and tune authority pages.

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us



Advertisements


It looks like you are using an ad-blocker. Ad revenue helps keep us running. Please consider white-listing Hymnary.org or subscribing to eliminate ads entirely and help support Hymnary.org.