What A Friend We Have In Jesus
Chords And Lyrics 
For The Acoustic

What A Friend We Have In Jesus Chords And Lyrics by Alan Jackson

Welcome to my What A Friend We Have In Jesus chords and lyrics song page by Alan Jackson where you'll find my acoustic guitar demo, purchase link for a full lesson, the lyrics to the song as well as a free .pdf sheet you can download and some rhythm tips.

This song was originally written as a poem in 1855 and had music added to it sometime in the 1880s. Over the years and through multiple language translations, the lyrics seemed to change to fit the times or the situation.

Alan Jackson, Glen Campbell, Brad Paisley and many artists have recorded their versions of this on hymn.

What A Friend We Have In Jesus
Chords And Lyrics
Demo, Tips & Pdf

  • Drop D Tuning = Yes
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = a bit of arpeggio combined with a bit of strumming
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = D, D7, G, Ddim, Dsus and an A or an A7

What A Friend We Have In Jesus Lyrics

What a friend we have in Jesus - All ours sins and grief's 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

Are we weak and heavy laden - Cumbered with a load of care
Precious Saviour 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

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