Lyrics/Music: Joseph M. Scriven, William P. Rowlands
D G What a friend we have in Jesus, D A All our sins and griefs to bear! D G What a privilege to carry D A D Ev'rything to God in prayer! A7 D O what peace we often forfeit, G D Em Asus A O what needless pain we bear, D G All because we do not carry D A D Ev'rything 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 ev'ry weakness: Take it to the Lord in prayer. Are we weak and heavy laden, Cumbered with a load of care? Jesus only is 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.