What a Friend

I listened to a copy of Kathryn Scott's new album "I Belong" today. One of the songs is the old hymn, "What a Friend we Have in Jesus." I wept as I remembered the lyrics.

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 your friends despise, forsake you? Take it to the Lord in prayer!
In His arms He’ll take and shield you; you will 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.


Stephanie Balvin said...

Thanks for the post. I went to itunes and started listening to some of the songs from the album- it's really good, so I bought it!

Lori said...

Hey Audra- I'm so sorry to hear the recent news of Bill Carlson. I know you were close to him. All who were close, are in our thoughts and prayers.

Grant said...

sketch, why you gotta make me cry, I read this one and the one about Bill Carlson. I always liked him on tv, he seemed nice and warm just by that observation. anyway, this is one of the songs that was sung at my grandpa's funeral. When I heard it a few months ago on Kathryn's album, it hit me in a good way. Thought of my G-pa dancing and singing with Jesus.