Songwriter/Composer/Translator Joseph M Scriven, Charles Crozat Converse
Malayalam version of this song: Enthu Nallor Sakhi Yeshu (എന്തു നല്ലോർ സഖി യേശു)
E A What a friend we have in Jesus, E B All our sins and griefs to bear! E A What a privilege to carry E B E Ev'rything to God in prayer! B7 E O what peace we often forfeit, A E F#m Bsus B O what needless pain we bear, E A All because we do not carry E B E 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.