Sunday, October 5, 2014

What a Friend!

Once again, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I will let you know that I will be heading to worship with my church family.

During our worship time together, we'll be worshipping in spirit and in truth.  And, through music.

A hymn I adore, that came to mind, I will share with you, today. 

It is by Joseph Scriven and Charles Crozat Converse and is entitled, What A Friend We Have In Jesus.  Here is a link for you to listen and/or sing along:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XRmGEbH0qs.

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 your friends despise, forsake thee?

Take it to the Lord in prayer!
In His arms He’ll take and shield ye;

Thou will find a solace there.

(this next verse is not recorded:)
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.

What a friend we have in Jesus...
Take it to the Lord, in prayer.

Ahhh... this hymn touches my heart.  Always.  And, not just because we need to take everything to God in prayer.  But, also in such a way, that I know I am loved.

Just like you are loved, if you belong to our Lord.  If you are His friend.

It's important to be Jesus' friend.  Just as He tells us, in John 15:15, "Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you."

Are you Jesus' friend?

Are you trusting in Jesus for your salvation?

Hopefully, so.  For if you are, you are assured of spending eternity in Heaven, with God.

Nothing is more important than this!


Until next time...

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