WHAT A FRIEND WE HAVE IN JESUS

scriven.jpgJo­seph M. Scriv­en: 1855

Scriv­en wrote this hymn to com­fort his mo­ther, who was across the sea from him in Ire­land. It was orig­in­al­ly pub­lished anon­y­mous­ly, and Scriv­en did not re­ceive full cred­it for al­most 30 years.


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 Savior, still our 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.

Blessed Savior, Thou hast promised Thou wilt all our burdens bear
May we ever, Lord, be bringing all to Thee in earnest prayer.
Soon in glory bright unclouded there will be no need for prayer
Rapture, praise and endless worship will be our sweet portion there.

Here is what a song like this can do.  I know this video clip is a little long, but it is worth it.  gib.jpg


Who is Chonda Pierce?

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2 Responses to “WHAT A FRIEND WE HAVE IN JESUS”

  1. Big White Hat Says:

    I can’t tell you how many times I have been helped by this song.

    By the way, it sounds fantastic accapella.

  2. T*mmy Says:

    Afte visiting you in another comment I had to drop down here and answer your question…Chonda Pierce is a Christian Comedian. I saw her at a Christian Womens conference in Memphis TN…she has books and tapes too…I love her!!

    I had never seen this video and watched it all the way through…she really has a way of touching my heart!

    Thanks for sharing it! 🙂


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