WHAT A FRIEND WE HAVE IN JESUS (REDUX) / JM

WHAT A FRIEND WE HAVE IN JESUS (REDUX)
Lyrics by Josh McGary
Original Lyrics by Joseph Scriven (1855)
Original Music by Charles C. Converse (1868)

[Verse 1]
G C
What a friend we have in Jesus
G D
All our sins and griefs to bear!
G C
What a gift we have to carry
G D G
Everything to God in prayer
Am G
Oh, what peace we often give up,
C G D
and, what needless pain we bear
G C
all because we will not carry
G D G
everything to God in prayer.

[Verse 2]
G C
Have we trials and temptations?
G D
Is there trouble everywhere?
G C
We should never be discouraged,
G D G
When we give to God our prayers.
Am G
Do we know a friend as faithful?
C G D
Who can in our sorrows share?
G C
Jesus knows your every trouble,
G D G
Open up to him in prayer.

[Verse 3]
G C
Are you weak and heavy laden,
G D
With the weight that you can’t share?
G C
Isn’t Jesus still your refuge
G D G
Take it to your God in prayer.
Am G
When the world has up and left too?
C G D
Take it to the Lord in prayer.
G C
He will love you and protect you
G D G
You can find your solace there.

[Verse 4]
G C
Blessed Jesus, you have promised
G D
You can all our burdens bear;
G C
May we also ever promise
G D G
Hope and faith to you in prayer.
Am G
One day all our pain and torment
C G D
In your justice will be fair
G C
On that day we meet our maker
G D G
Whom we seek today in prayer

Am G
All believers who know suffering
C G D
May now come to God and share
G C
What a privilege we carry
G D G
Giving all to God in prayer

Published by Josh McGary

MY NAME IS JOSH MCGARY. First, I am a Pastor of a small church in Portland, Oregon named Aletheia Bible Fellowship. We call it ABF. I have been a pastor there for the better part of 20 years. I am very eclectic. What I love, I love loudly and immersively. I have notable collections of toys, funko pops, and vinyl. I also infamously love pop culture, comic books, technology, the arts, psychology and philosophy. https://sleek.bio/joshmcgary

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