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Words and music: Joseph M.Scriven (1820-1886) and Charles C. Converse (1832-1918)

What a Friend We Have in Jesus

D G What a friend we have in Jesus, D A All ours sins and griefs to bear, D G What a privilege to carry A D Everything to God in prayer! A D O what peace we often forfeit, G D A O what needless pain we bear, D G All because we do not carry A D 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 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.
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