302 en1 you3 ge1 What a Friend We have in Jesus
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he2deng3 en1 you3 ci2 ren2 jiu4zhu3 ,
fu4 wo3 zui4nie4 dan1 wo3 you1 ;
he2deng3 quan2li4 neng2 jiang1 wan4shi2 ,
lai2dao4 ye1su1 zuo4 qian2 qiu2 !
duo1shao5 ping2an1 wo3men5 zuo4shi1 ,
duo1shao5 tong4ku3 yuan1wang5 shou4 ,
dou1 shi4 yin1wei5 wei4 jiang1 wan4shi2 ,
lai2dao4 ye1su1 zuo4 qian2 qiu2 .
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wo3men5 you3 wu2 shi4tan5 yin3you4 ?
you3 wu2 nan2guo4 ku3 guan1tou4 ?
jue2bu4 ying1dang1 yin1ci3 hui1xin1 ,
reng2 dang1 dao4 zhu3 zuo4 qian2 qiu2 !
he2chu5 neng2 xun2 zhe4 ban1 liang2you3 ,
tong2 chang2 yi1qie4 ku3 yu3 chou2 ?
wo3men5 ruo4dian3 zhu3 dou1 zhi1dao5 ,
fang4xin1 dao4 zhu3 zuo4 qian2 qiu2 .
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wo3men5 shi4fou3 ruan3ruo4 duo1 chou2 ,
qian1jin1zhon¨Ŕ4dan4 ya1 jian1tou2 ?
zhu3 reng2 zuo4 wo3 bi4nan4suo3 ,
ben1 xiang4 ye1su1 zuo4 qian2 qiu2 !
ni3 ruo4 zhen1 feng2 you3 pan4 qin1 li2 ,
hao4:3 xiang4 ye1su1 zuo4 qian2 qiu2 !
dao4 ta1 huai2 zhong1:4 ta1 bi4 bao3hu4 ,
you3 ta1 an1wei4 bian4 wu2 you1 .
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1 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!
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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!
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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 your friends despise, forsake you?
Take it to the Lord in prayer!
In his arms he'll take and shield you;
you wilt find a solace there.
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Lyrics: Joseph Medlicott Scriven (1855)
Music: ERIE or CONVERSE
Composer: Charles C. Converse (1868)
Meter: 8.7.8.7 D
Incipit: 55653 11651 31532
Key: F Major or modal