What a friend we have in Jesus

Hymns #319

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 Saviour, 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,