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!

 

Oh, what peace we often forfeit,

Oh, 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 Saviour, 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 will find a solace there.

 

4.       Blessed Saviour, You have promised

You will all our burdens bear;

May we ever, Lord, be bringing

All to You in earnest prayer.

 

Soon in glory bright, unclouded,

There will be no need for prayer—

Rapture, praise, and endless worship

Will be our sweet portion there.