Sunday, August 24, 2008

What a Friend We Have in Jesus

Performed by Loretta Lynn

Written by Joseph M. Scriven, 1855


What a friend we have in Jesus,
All our sins and grief's to bear!
What a privilege to carry
Everything to God in prayer!
Oh, what peace we often forfeit,
Oh, 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.

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.


I think I also loved the way this song was rendered by Brett James in the "Peace In The Valley CD". I always cry whenever I listen to it, most times back to back because, it makes me  remember to  take all my issues to God in prayer .

The thing is, whenever am listening to the song. . .  it's like am hearing the voice of Jesus saying to me, why is your heart heavy my Child?  why are you afraid? why are your burdened? why are discouraged? bring it all to me in Prayer. Cast it all upon me for am here for you. You needn't bear this alone, with these words, I know  am wrapped in the warm loving arms of the Holy Ghost and am safe , healed and whole.

I tell you that my Spirit becomes lifted when I  take everything to Jesus in prayer.

The words in this song is so true and spiritually uplifting.

I urge you to take everything to God in Prayer today. No matter how hard it is. . . I received grace/healing from this song today so am passing it on to you to glorify the Name of the Lord in your life today.


valerie lynn said...

Jesus is the best and only friend to have. He will be there for you through the good and the bad. He is there 24-7 and He does not miss a beat! He is my very best friend and I love Him so much. Take everything to the Lord in prayer! AMEN!!

Sidharth said...

=) I love this hymn

Channelofhealing said...

Valerie, Jesus is surely is the best and only friend for me . . . He knows all I am going through and is always there for me to se me through.

I can't begin to explain His awesome love for me.


Channelofhealing said...

Sidhart I love it so much but of recent it makes me think of the immense love Jesus has for us His Children.
Godbless you brother

Bola said...

Who else could be our friend like Jesus,he died for us when we were still sinners. Blessed be his holy name.

Channelofhealing said...

Bola,No one else and Amen to His Holy Name Amen


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