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!
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,
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.
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.
I think my favorite part of this song is the last 4 lines. When we are up in heaven there will be no more gloomy days, no more sorrow. We will forever bask in the light of God's amazing Glory. Pain and sorrow will be replaced with "Rapture, praise, and endless worship!" Wow...I cannot wait for that day!


Anderson family said…
That's a beautiful hymn. I can't wait for that glorious day when we'll all be in Heaven, either!!:)

bug said…
I love the entire hymn. All of it should be so obvious to Christians, but often we lose sight of Christ the kind of true and loving friend He is. What a wonderful Saviour we have!