Wednesday, August 27, 2008

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.



Wow.


One of the most simple hymns I know, yet one of the most heart-warming and powerful in my life. I learned it on the guitar today, and have been singing it over and over. I have a friend in Jesus. Jesus is my Creator, My Master, yet He calls me friend! What have I done that I receive such an amazing friendship?
Absolutely nothing. He did it for me.




O what peace we often forfeit,
O what needless pain we bear,
All because we do not carry
everything to God in prayer.

Joseph Scriven, you got it man!





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