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21 May 2012 2 Comments

What A Friend We Have In Jesus

 
Yesterday morning, I sent my weekly Sunday Inspiration titled “The power of forgiveness and team (unity).” Based on the positive feedback I got from numerous people, that ministered powerfully to a lot of people.

At 7:15 pm yesterday, I received an email from Marlene, one of my long-time friends. She wrote, “I wanted to say thank you for the Sunday Inspirations that you shared on forgiveness. I read the first e-mail you sent out before church and the second one that follows after church. During church today, we sang What a Friend We Have In Jesus and I thought of you and the difficult day you said you had on May 9th. I just thought that if you listened to it and the words, you may be encouraged- I hope you will be.”

Marlene’s message encouraged me and I felt the Holy Spirit nudging me to go to YouTube to listen to various versions of “What A Friend We Have In Jesus“. I did and that really ministered to me. The last video on this page has a power-packed message. Enjoy!

What A Friend We Have In Jesus – Alan Jackson

 
What a Friend we have in Jesus by The Oak Ridge Boys with lyrics

 
What a Friend we have in Jesus (Southern Gospel)

 
What A Friend We Have In Jesus by Chonda Pierce (Full version)

 
Lyrics for “What a friend we have in Jesus”

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.

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.

Blessed Savior, Thou hast promised
Thou wilt all our burdens bear;
May we ever, Lord, be bringing
All to Thee in earnest prayer.
Soon in glory bright, unclouded,
There will be no need for prayer—
Rapture, praise, and endless worship
Will be our sweet portion there.

 
Blessing to take everything to the LORD in prayer!

Joseph PeckJoseph

Joseph Peck, M.D.
The Time Doctor
Empowering Dreams
Author, I Was Busy, Now I’m Not

 

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2 Comments »

  • ellen cooke said:

    Thanks so much for sharing this… one of my favorite.

    It brought to mind two songs heard from Jesus Culture, the first one hitting home as I watched ibethelTV and participated in worship…..Blessings, Ellen

    JESUS FRIEND FOREVER

    What a friend I’ve found
    Closer than a brother
    I have felt your touch
    More intimate than lovers

    What a hope I’ve found
    More faithful than a mother
    It would break my heart
    To ever lose each other

    Jesus, Jesus, Jesus
    Friend forever

    YOUR LOVE IS EVERYTHING

    When I’m dry and thirsty, Lord
    And I’m crying out for more
    I know I can trust in your love
    In the darkness, in the night
    When I’m starving for the light
    I know I can trust in Your love.

    You keep no record of my sin
    You don’t remember all my shame

    Your love heals every disease
    Your love fulfils my every need
    Your love is everything to me
    Your love is everything

    I will not forget,
    I won’t forget your promises
    I will not forget,
    I won’t forget your love

    I will not forget,
    Nothing is impossible
    I will not forget,
    I won’t forget your love

  • Dr. Joseph Peck (author) said:

    Thank you Ellen for sharing your comments on the YDB blog and for referring me to two more songs. I’ll listen to those in the next few days and possibly post a message about one or both of them. Many blessings to you! Joseph

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