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What A Friend We Have In Jesus

Through more than 30 years of ministry both overseas and in the US, I have known a lot of heartbreak and isolation. I have come to believe that the worst pain is relational pain - the pain of heart-wrenching rejection and betrayal.


We all know the sorrow and devastation caused by the betrayal of those we have deeply trusted. I am comforted by the words of the Psalmist that though others forsake me, my Father receives me. (Psalm 27:10) Though others betray me, He will not. When others seem faithless, He is faithful.


In the face of many losses in a fallen world, we are often tempted to find our "home" in someone other than the Father. Over the past several years, the Lord has been teaching me more profoundly than ever that His heart is my home. My home is not a person, a place, or a community. My heart is at home in deepening intimacy with the Trinity - learning to dance with Abba, Jesus, and the Spirit.


Forever and ever His heart is my home. Praise His Name!


Everybody has trials and temptations Everybody knows heart break, isolation

But we can lay our burdens down (our burdens down) Lay our burdens down

What a friend we have in Jesus East to west my sins are gone I see grace on every horizon And forever and ever His heart is my home

Everybody has fears, everybody got worries Everybody knows sorrow, devastation

But we can lay our burdens down (our burdens down) Lay our burdens down

What a friend we have in Jesus East to west my sins are gone I see grace on every horizon And forever and ever His heart is my home

No more betrayal, for He is faithful He fills me up and my cup runneth over No more betrayal, for He is faithful How He has proven it over and over

No more betrayal, for He is faithful He fills me up and my cup runneth over No more betrayal, for He is faithful How He has proven it over and over Over and over

Source: LyricFind

Songwriters: Matt Maher / Adam Palmer / Matthew Hein / Abbie Parker

What a Friend lyrics © Songtrust Ave, Essential Music Publishing

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