Lydia Walker, a renowned singer, songwriter, and worship leader performs a stirring rendition of the classic Christian hymn ‘What A Friend We Have In Jesus.’
Walker who is well known for her heartfelt renditions of original music and iconic Christian songs, accompanied by her trusty guitar or ukulele breathes new life into this timeless song, transforming it into a poignant reminder of God’s unwavering presence in our lives.
The hymn, ‘What A Friend We Have In Jesus,’ was penned by Joseph M. Scriven in 1855. Since its inception, the song has served as a beacon of hope, comfort, and solace to millions worldwide. A timeless piece, it continues to reverberate through the halls of churches, the speakers of radios, and the hearts of believers, bridging the gap between earthly struggles and divine solace.
The profound meaning behind the lyrics of ‘What A Friend We Have In Jesus’ is what truly sets it apart. The song elegantly frames the nature of Jesus as a friend, one who bears our burdens and soothes our sorrows.
The lyrics read,
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.
These lines underscore the privilege and peace we have in bringing our concerns and hardships before God in prayer. They remind us that in our times of trials, temptations, and troubles, we are not alone.
Are we weak and heavy laden, cumbered with a load of care?
Precious Savior, still our refuge, take it to the Lord in prayer.
These words express the reassurance that Jesus, our Savior, is always there for us, providing refuge and strength when we feel overwhelmed by life’s burdens.
Finally, the song envisions a future filled with “rapture, praise, and endless worship,” a poignant reminder of the eternal joy that awaits believers.
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” – Matthew 11:28
WATCH: Lydia Walker Sings ‘What A Friend We Have In Jesus.’