547. 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?
Jesus is our only 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.

Text Information
First Line: What a friend we have in Jesus
Author: Joseph Scriven (1819-1886)
Meter: 87 87 D
Language: English
Publication Date: 2005
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Topic: Life in Christ: Our Response to Christ - In Devotion; Assurance; Grief (2 more...)
Tune Information
Name: CONVERSE
Composer: Charles Crozat Converse (1832-1918)
Meter: 87 87 D
Key: F Major



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