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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.
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!
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

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First Line:
What a friend we have in Jesus, All our sins and griefs to bear
Title:
What a Friend We Have in Jesus
Author:
Joseph Medlicott Scriven (1855)
Meter:
8.7.8.7 D
Language:
English
Notes:
Spanish translation: See "O qué amigo nos es Cristo" by Leandro Garze Mora
Copyright:
Public Domain
Liturgical Use:
Prayer Songs

Tune Information

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Title:
CONVERSE (Converse)
Composer:
Charles C. Converse (1868)
Meter:
8.7.8.7 D
Copyright:
Public Domain