Author of the Lyrics
The author of the glorifying words of the "What A Friend we Have in Jesus" lyrics, Joseph Medlicott Scriven (September 10, 1819-August 10, 1886), was born in Banbridge, County Down, Ireland and achieved fame as a teacher, hymn writer and mmber of the Plymouth Brethren.
Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the music that accompanies the words of "What A Friend we Have in Jesus", Charles Crozat Converse ( October 7, 1834-October 18, 1918), was born in Warren, Massachusetts, United States and became famous as a attorney, composer and musician. Converse was a great friend of the world famous composer Franz Liszt.
Information about the Hymn
Title of Hymn: What A Friend we Have in Jesus
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): Joseph Medlicott Scriven (September 10, 1819 to August 10, 1886)
Nationality of Author: Irish
Translator of the Hymn lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English
Name of Composer of Music: Charles Crozat Converse ( October 7, 1834 to October 18, 1918)
Hymn Category: Favorite Songs
First Line of Hymn: "What a friend we have in Jesus, all our sins and griefs to bear"
First Publication Date: 1855