770. 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!
Oh, what peace we often forfeit;
Oh, 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, 1819-86
Publication Date: 2006
Meter: 87 87 D
Scripture: Matthew 7:7-8; Hebrews 4:15; John 15:14-16; 1 Peter 2:24
Topic: Spiritual Songs
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: CONVERSE
Composer: Charles C. Converse, 1832-1918
Meter: 87 87 D
Key: F Major or modal
Source: The Hymn Book, 1971 (Setting)



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