Joyful Harts Music Library


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 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. 

What a Friend We Have in Jesus

Worship Suggestion:

The sound file is looped.

1. As the song plays the first time, (During Verse 1) make remarks about the relationship we establish with Christ when we accept Him as our Lord and Savior. We accept the friendship He offers to us.

2. As the song continues, (During Verses 2 - 3) read the scripture John 15: 5-17.Let the song end.

3. When the song restarts, sing Verses 1 - 3 together.

‚Äč4. Prayer and Meditation

  • What a Friend We Have in Jesus 3402:58

John 15

12 This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.
13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
14 Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.
15 Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.