” What a Friend We Have in Jesus ” is a Christian hymn originally written by preacher Joseph M. Scriven as a poem in 1855 to comfort his mother, who was living in Ireland while he was in Canada. The tune to the hymn was composed by Charles Crozat Converse in 1868. William Bolcom composed a setting of the hymn.
|First Line:||何等朋友，我主耶穌 (Héděng péngyǒu, wǒ zhǔ yēsū)|
|Title:||何等朋友，我主耶穌 ( What a friend we have in Jesus )|
|English Title:||What a friend we have in Jesus|
|Author:||Joseph Medlicott Scriven|
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 .
[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.
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|