What a friend we have in Jesus

What a friend we have in Jesus

What a friend we have in Jesus

What a friend we have in Jesus

What a friend we have in Jesus

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 thy friends despise, forsake thee?
Take it to the Lord in prayer!
In His arms He’ll take and shield thee
Thou wilt find a solace there.

Source: LyricFind

Joseph Medlicott Scriven,

was an Irish poet, best known as the writer of the poem which became the hymn

“What a Friend We Have in Jesus”

JOSEPH MEDLICOTT SCRIVEN was born in Dublin and was a graduate of Trinity College, Dublin. He also spent four years at Addiscombe Military College, near to London. He emigrated to Canada over forty years ago.

His family is highly respectable, and his brother is a physician of standing, in Stephens Green, Dublin.

The special reasons for his emigration are not known to his friends here, but it may have been his conversion. About [1857] he came to the neighbourhood of Rice Lake—10 miles from Port Hope, Ontario