BIBLE VERSE: Philippians 4:6 – “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.” HYMN LYRICS: What a Friend we have in Jesus , all our sins and griefs to bear! We should never be discouraged; take it to the Lord in prayer.
Life. Joseph Scriven was born in 1819 of prosperous parents in Banbridge, County Down, Ireland. He graduated with a degree from Trinity College, Dublin in 1842. His fiancée accidentally drowned in 1843, the night before they were to be married .
Background. This hymn was written after traumatic events in Spafford’s life. Shortly afterwards, as Spafford traveled to meet his grieving wife, he was inspired to write these words as his ship passed near where his daughters had died. Bliss called his tune Ville du Havre, from the name of the stricken vessel.
Do not be anxious about anything , but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Joseph Medlicott Scriven
|Birth||10 Sep 1819 Banbridge, County Down, Northern Ireland|
|Death||10 Aug 1886 (aged 66) Bewdley, Northumberland County, Ontario, Canada|
|Burial||Pengelley Family Cemetery Pengelly Landing, Peterborough County, Ontario, Canada|
|Memorial ID||10497 · View Source|
[Verse 1] G C What a friend we have in Jesus , G D All our sins and griefs to bear! G C What a privilege to carry G D G Everything to God in prayer Am G Oh, what peace we often forfeit, C G D Oh, what needless pain we bear G C all because we do not carry G D G everything to God in prayer.