What a Friend We Have in Jesus Words: Joseph Scriven 1819-1886 Tune: Charles C. Converse 1832-1918 Category: Jesus Christ F Bb F C C7 1. What a friend we have in Je-sus, All our sins and griefs to bear! 2. Have we tri-als and temp-ta-tions? Is there trou-ble an-y -where? 3. Are we weak and heav-y lad-en, Cum-bered with a load of care? F Bb F C C7 F 1. What a priv-i-lege to car -ry Ev-'ry -thing to God in prayer! 2. We should nev-er be dis -cour-aged- Take it to the Lord in prayer! 3. Pre-cious Sav-ior, still our ref -uge- Take it to the Lord in prayer! C Adim C F C7 F Bb F C 1. O, what peace we of-ten for-feit, O, what need-less pain we bear, 2. Can we find a friend so faith-ful, Who will all our sor-rows share? 3. Do thy friends de-spise, for-sake thee? Take it to the Lord in prayer! F Bb F C C7 F 1. All be-cause we do not car-ry Ev-'ry -thing to God in prayer. 2. Je-sus knows our ev-'ry weak-ness- Take it to the Lord in prayer! 3. In His arms he'll take and shield thee- Thou wilt find a sol-ace there.