From The Hymnal ~ What A Friend We Have In Jesus

Saturday, August 6, 2011

On April 27, 2011 the General Assembly of the United Nation declared the first Sunday in August as official International Friendship Day. I can not think of a better friendship to celebrate than the one offered to us by Jesus.

Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.
John 15:13


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!
Oh, what peace we often forfeit,
Oh, 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.

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.


Reminder: To turn off the blog music, scroll to the bottom of the page. Enjoy -- I love this version -- reminds me of all the bluegrass music my Dad listened to when I was a kid.

6 comments:

  1. Ruby Jean said...:

    We thoroughly enjoyed Reading and Listening to your selection for Hymn Sunday...thank you so much for sharing this with us...
    Have a blessed day
    Angelina

  1. Lori said...:

    Thanks for posting this hymn and the video. I was blessed by my visit to your farm today.

  1. Kathy said...:

    I didn't know it was friendship week! Perfect post! There is no better friend!
    Hope you have a blesed week!
    Kathy

  1. Rosie said...:

    I love this hymn....so true, what a friend we have in Jesus! Thanks for sharing this.

  1. Amy Kinser said...:

    I am so very thankful that He is my best friend. There is no greater or more trustworthy friend to have. So faithful and always just right on time!!!

  1. Tami said...:

    What a wonderful friend indeed! Love singing this song.

    Hugs,
    Tami

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