What a Friend We Have in Jesus


What a Friend We Have in Jesus Hymn


The solitary jogger

Forgotten by friends?
Sacked unfairly by your employer?
Rejection slips from publishers?
Ignored by family members?
... Other hurts and pains?

There's one thing we should never feel, and this is God's rejection. In Isaiah 41: 9-10, God said, "... I have not rejected you. So do not fear,  for I am with you." Isa. 41: 9-10

Hymn : What a Friend We Have in Jesus

Words: Jo­seph M. Scriv­en, 1855. Scriv­en wrote this hymn to com­fort his mo­ther, who was across the sea from him in Ire­land. It was orig­in­al­ly pub­lished anon­y­mous­ly, and Scriv­en did not re­ceive full cred­it for al­most 30 years.


Music: Erie, Charles C. Con­verse

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 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 will find a solace there.

What a Friend We Have in Jesus




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What a Friend We Have in Jesus. YouTube uploaded by EricYouthWatsonville. Accessed Oct 31, 2012.

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