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What A Friend we Have in Jesus Lyrics and Music

The elevating words and lyrics of the much loved hymn begin with "What a friend we have in Jesus,  all our sins and griefs to bear" as the first line of the hymn. The words and lyrics of the "What A Friend we Have in Jesus" hymn were written by its Irish author Joseph Medlicott Scriven. The author of the hymn, Joseph Medlicott Scriven, was born on September 10, 1819 and died on August 10, 1886. The melodious music that accompanies the "What A Friend we Have in Jesus" song of praise was composed by Charles Crozat Converse.  The composer of the music to the "What A Friend we Have in Jesus" hymn, Charles Crozat Converse, was born on October 7, 1834 and died on October 18, 1918. We have placed "What A Friend we Have in Jesus" in the category of Favorite Songs. Enjoy the edifying lyrics of this popular Christian song and time-honored church hymn.

What A Friend we Have in Jesus Hymn
Title: What A Friend we Have in Jesus *** Name of Composer: Charles Crozat Converse *** Name Author / Writer of Lyrics: Joseph Medlicott Scriven *** Hymns Category: Favorite Songs

 

 

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

 

What A Friend we Have in Jesus 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 thy friends despise, forsake thee?
Take it to the Lord in prayer!
In his arms he'll take and shield thee;
thou wilt find a solace there.

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