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.
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.
A friend is someone who understands you, and if they don’t, they try to. A friend is somebody who is there for you when they can be, but also sets boundaries when they need to. Many things make someone a good friend , and the definition of what makes a true friendship differs from person to person.
[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.
Whatever my lot, Thou hast taught me to say, It is well , it is well with my soul . Regardless of our season in life (Ecclesiastes 3:1-8), God teaches us to find internal peace in Jesus (John 14:27, John 16:29-33, Romans 5:1, Ephesians 2:14-15, and Colossians 3:15).
“Amazing Grace” is a Christian hymn published in 1779, with words written in 1772 by the English poet and Anglican clergyman John Newton (1725–1807).