What a Privilege to Carry

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1 What a privilege to carry
everything to God in prayer!

2 Are we weak and heavy laden?
Take it to the Lord in prayer.

3 Have we trials and temptations?
Take it to the Lord in prayer.

4 Do your friends despise, forsake you?
Take it to the Lord in prayer.

5 Precious Savior, still our refuge!
Take it to the Lord in prayer.

Source: Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #408

Author: Joseph M. Scriven

Scriven, Joseph. Mr. Sankey, in his My Life and Sacred Songs, 1906, p. 279, says that Scriven was b. in Dublin in 1820, was a graduate of Trinity College, Dublin, and went to Canada when he was 25, and died there at Port Hope, on Lake Ontario, in 1886. His hymn:— What a Friend we have in Jesus. [Jesus our Friend] was, according to Mr. Sankey, discovered to be his in the following manner: "A neighbour, sitting up with him in his illness, happened upon a manuscript of 'What a Friend we have in Jesus.' Reading it with great delight, and questioning Mr. Scriven about it, he said he had composed it for his mother, to comfort her in a time of special eorrow, not intending any one else should see it." We find the hymn in H. 1... Hastings's S… Go to person page >

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First Line: What a privilege to carry
Title: What a Privilege to Carry
Author: Joseph M. Scriven (1855)
Notes: Responsive refrain to responsive reading of Psalm 41. For the complete hymn see 898.

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