what a friend we have in jesus lyrics – alan jackson

what a friend we have in jesus,
all our sins and griefs to bear!
what a privilege to carry
everything to god in prayer!
o what peace we often forfeit,
o what needless pain we bear,
all because we do not carry
everything 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 every weakness;
take it to the lord in prayer.

/ alan jackson lyrics