93. What a Friend We Have in Jesus

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.