The Max Hunter Folk Song Collection

What a Friend We Have in Jesus

Cat. #1246 (MFH #) - As sung by Ollie Gilbert, Mountain View, Arkansas on October 26, 1971

VERSE 1
What a friend we have in Jesus
All our sins and grief to bear
What a priveledge to carry
Everthing to God in prayer
O, what peace we of'en forfeit
O, what needles pains we bare
All because we do not carry
Everthing to God in prayer

VERSE 2
Have we trials an' temptation
Is there trouble anywhere
We should never be discouraged
Take it to th Lord in prayer
Now, our frineds dispise, forsake thee
Take it to th Lord in prayer
In His arms He'll take an' shield thee
Thou will find a solace there