Song List

What A Friend We Have In Jesus

Lyrics/Music: Joseph M. Scriven, Charles C. Converse
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.

Confused about a piano chord? Take a look at this piano chords chart
(Piano chords chart courtesy of

Print this song

This song was last updated on 04/02/2019 19:46:32.
207 hits

View & listen

Video Link

Video not available

More songs

Ezhu Vilakin Naduvil
Yeshuve Oru Vaakku Mathy
This Is My Father's World
Jesus Name Above All Names
Daiva Pithave Ennude Thathan Nee


Note: maj indicates major (written as Cmaj or just C), min indicates minor (written as Cmin or just Cm), sus indicates suspended, dim indicates diminished, aug indicates augmented. sus and sus4 are the same chords. Position 1, 2 and 3 indicate various positions on the fretboard. Numbers shown on right side of chart indicate fret number.
Add flavour to your music: Add a sus2 or a sus4 chord before a major or minor chord (Eg, Dsus4 before a D). Sometimes min7 chords (written as m7) can be substituted for major chords (Eg, Dm7 for F, or Am7 for C). Sometimes you can replace 7th chords with 9ths (Eg, replace D7 with D9)

When this page loads, the blue highlighted note is the original key of this song. To change the song to a different key, simply click on the note of your choice.

But what about a minor scale? Well, if you know about relative minor scales (Am is the relative minor scale of C, Em is the relative minor scale of G, etc.) it is easy. If a song is in Am, and you want to change it to Em scale, just click on G. To change it to F#m, click on A. So on and so forth.