The Free Audio Story Behind The Hymn,”What A Friend We Have In Jesus.”

Jesus

Everyone loves having a friend. Especially a good friend that you have had for years. Jesus is the friend that makes all friendship possible. That is why we love the hymn ” What A Friend We Have In Jesus.”

Check out the web sight hymnstory.net for a free audio story that tells about the life of the person who wrote this hymn. Joseph Scriven was engaged to a girl and on the eve of their wedding she fell of a horse and drowned in front of him. He then devoted his life to helping others. You won’t want to miss the rest of this story as there is much more. Be sure to check out the website hymnstory.net.

The words of the song are as follows…

  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 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.
  4. 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.

If you like what you read, check out our children’s book, Hooked on the Book, on this website. It is great for parents because it provides the Big Story of God’s wonderful plan for His children in all 66 books in the Bible including colorful illustrations, rhymes and a surprise on every page.

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About Liz Hagler

Liz Hagler is the illustrator and co-author of Hooked On The Book. Liz loves to draw silly drawings, write crazy poems, walk her dog down the block, talk to her kids on Skype, and eat taco salad.
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