What a Friend We Have in Jesus (with Lyrics)

Our Worship Ministry Leader, James Williams, has sung for us the classic hymn written by Joseph Scriven, which calls us to ‘take it to the lord in prayer’. This is especially relevant for our families who are looking at ‘The Wonder of Prayer’ with their children.

Full 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!

Oh what peace we often forfeit,
Oh 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,
Burdened 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.

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James Williams

James Williams