Tuesday, November 25, 2008

What a Friend We Have In Jesus

This is my favourite hymn. The words are amazing!

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!
O what peace we often forfeit,
O 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.

(For the tune, search you tube videos)

So the next time you are feeling down and depressed, sing this hymn!


  1. I also love
    "As the Deer Panteth For The Water" and "Living Waters Flow On". Very beautiful lyrics. Do you know that "Stand By Me" (with a few of the lyrics slightly modified) is also quite moving. And what about "Deep Calls To Deep"? Gosh! I love being a Catholic! Cheers Jesus! :-)

  2. I don't know many hymns in English as I used to attend Konkani Mass at home. So I am just learning English hymns now!

  3. Living Waters Flow On - its got an mp3 as well.

    As The Deer