What a Friend We Have in Jesus

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Music by Charles C. Converse
Lyrics by Joseph M. Scriven

VERSE 1 

F                        Bb 
What a friend we have in Jesus,

F                          C 
All our sins and griefs to bear!

F                   Bb 
What a privilege to carry 

F    C7              F    
Everything to God in prayer!

C7                      F 
Oh, what peace we often forfeit,

Bb       F                C 
Oh, what needless pain we bear,

F                     Bb 
All because we do not carry 

F    C7              F 
Everything to God in prayer! 

  
VERSE 2

F                      Bb 
Have we trials and temptations?

F                   C 
Is there trouble anywhere?

F                     Bb 
We should never be discouraged;

F       C7             F 
Take it to the Lord in prayer.

C7                      Bb 
Can we find a friend so faithful,

Bb       F               C 
Who will all our sorrows share?

F                     B 
Jesus knows our every weakness,

F       C7             F 
Take it to the Lord in prayer. 

  
VERSE 3

F                     Bb 
Are we weak and heavy laden,

F                       C 
Cumbered with a load of care?

F                          Bb 
Precious Savior, still our refuge!

F       C7             F 
Take it to the Lord in prayer.

C7                         F 
Do thy friends despise, forsake thee?

Bb      F              C 
Take it to the Lord in prayer.

F                          Bb 
In His arms He'll take and shield thee;

F         C7            F 
Thou wilt find a solace there.

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Instrument Chords
Banjo B Major Bb Major C Major C7 F Major
Guitar B Major Bb Major C Major C7 F Major
Mandolin B Major Bb Major C Major C7 F Major
Piano B Major Bb Major C Major C7 F Major
Ukulele B Major Bb Major C Major C7 F Major