By Request, ‘What a Friend We Have in Jesus’

We thank Erlene for this hymn request–What a Friend We Have in Jesus, sung by Doc Watson. Even though it generally makes my eyes fill up. But how many times has Doc performed it–and even he can’t get through it without being deeply moved.

Oh, God, how we need Jesus!

4 comments on “By Request, ‘What a Friend We Have in Jesus’

  1. If only we could understand how much our Lord really loves us, we would draw closer and closer to Him every day.

  2. What a Friend We Have in Jesus

    1. 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!

    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 every 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.

    By Joseph Scriven

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