473. 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?
Precious Savior, still our 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 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, 1819-1886
Publication Date: 2003
Meter: 8.7.8.7.D.
Scripture: Psalm 22:6; Philippians 4:6; Matthew 11:19; John 15:13-15; Isaiah 53:4; John 7:37; Psalm 103:14; 1 Peter 4:12; Mark 10:16; Psalm 38:11; James 5:13; Matthew 11:28
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: CONVERSE
Composer: Charles C. Converse, 1832-1918
Meter: 8.7.8.7.D.
Key: F Major or modal
Copyright: Public Domain



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