"What a Friend We Have in Jesus"
                          by Joseph Scriven, 1820-1886
                                Text From:
                            THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL
               (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1941)

        1. What a Friend we have in Jesus,
        All our sins and griefs to bear!
        What a privilege to carry
        Ev'rything to God in prayer!
        Oh, what peace we often forfeit,
        Oh, what needless pain we bear,
        All because we do not carry
        Ev'rything 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 ev'ry weakness--
        Take it to the Lord in prayer.

        3. 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 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.

Notes: Hymn #457 from _The Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: Matthew 21:22 Author: Joseph Scriven, 1865 Composer: Charles C. Converse, 1868 Tune: "Friend"
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