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?
Christ the Saviour is our refuge;
     take it to the Lord in prayer.
Do our friends despise, forsake us?
     Are we tempted to despair?
Jesus' strength will shield our weakness,
     and we'll find new courage there.


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