What a friend we have in Jesus (What a friend (converse))

Hymn – What a friend we have in Jesus – Lyrics

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.

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.

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.


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  • Verses: 3
  • Tune: What a friend (Converse)
  • Meter: 87 87 D
  • Style: Victorian Hymn
  • Use: General
  • Composer: Charles Crozat Converse (1832 -1918)
  • Lyricist: Joseph Medlicott Scriven (1819 – 1886)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performances ℗ 2018 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

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