[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.
|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|
[Chorus] G How great is our God , sing with me, Em7 How great is our God , and all will see, C D G How great , how great is our God . [Bridge] G Name above all names, Em7 Worthy of all praise, C My heart will sing D G How great is our God .
Verse 2 C Dm7 C/E C Dm7 What a hope I’ve found , C Dm7 C/E C Dm7 More faithful than a mother; C Dm7 C/E C Dm7 It would break my heart C Dm7 C/E C Dm7 To ever lose each other Ending F C F C Am G/B C Jesus, Jesus, Je – sus, G C/E G D C Friend for – ev – er.
B Em Great is Thy faithfulness ! A7 D A/C# E A Morning by morning new mercies I see. A7 D A/C# E A Morning by morning new mercies I see. A7 D D Em7 All I have needed Thy hand hath provided G D Great is Thy faithfulness , G D Great is Thy faithfulness , G D A A7 D Great is Thy faithfulness , Lord unto me.
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.
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).
“It Is Well with My Soul ” is a hymn penned by hymnist Horatio Spafford and composed by Philip Bliss. After suffering the loss of his children, Spafford wrote this beautiful hymn as a testament to the salvation he found in Jesus through the good and bad times in life.