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Lyrics Challenge - What A Friend We Have in Jesus

tolustxPosted to Public9 months ago2 min read

What A Friend We Have in Jesus (by Aretha Franklin)


What a friend we have in Jesus
All our sins and griefs to bear!
What a privilege to carry
Everything to God in prayer!
Oh what peace we often forfeit
Oh 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

Are we weak and heavy laden,
Cumbered with a load of care?
Precious Savior, still 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

Reflection

As believers, our Lord Jesus is many things to us. He is our master, our saviour, our advocate, and so importantly, He is our friend. A friend that is closer than a brother, a friend so kind, generous and forbearing. He fights for us, continuously pleading our cause before the father.

In His infinite mercies and in the riches of His power, He invites everyone that has a burden to come to Him for relief.

Matthew 11:28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

Why then do we suffer unnecessarily
Why do we put all the worries upon our own selves
Why does the devil deceive God's children into bondage
For how long will we weep and hurt without succor

We will rather call upon Him while He is near
We will cast all our cares upon Him
We will lay our burdens upon Him
We will ask until our joy is full and overflows.

John 16:24 Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.

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