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    Posted 3 years ago

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    What a friend we have in Jesus,
    All our sins and griefs to bear;
    What a privilege to carry,
    Everything to God in prayer.

    Oh, what peace we often forfeit,
    Oh, 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 heavily laden,
    Cumbered with a load of care?
    Precious Saviour, still our refuge,
    Take it to the Lord in prayer.

    Do thy friends despise, forsake thee?
    Take it to the Lord in prayer;
    In His arms He'll take and shield thee.
    Thou wilt find a solace there.

    A lovely C. 1920s photogravure of Jesus-- at least I think it to be a photogravure, as under magnification via my loupe I cannot see pixels like in lithos, but instead I can see only tonal changes.

    Thrift-store find for 99 cents. As usual, people don't value Him and just throw Him out. But they have no understanding of what they've gotten rid of!

    Though I forget Him and wander away,
    Still He doth love me, wherever I stray,
    Back to His dear, loving arms would I flee
    When I remember that Jesus loves me.

    I could find other coloured litho versions, but no other photogravures?

    Depth of Mercy! Can there be,
    Mercy still reserved for me?
    Can my God His wrath forbear,
    Me, the Chief of Sinners spare?

    I have long withstood His grace,
    Long provoked Him to His face;
    Would not hearken to His calls,
    Grieved Him by a thousand falls.

    Now incline me to repent;
    Let me now my sins lament;
    Now my foul revolt deplore,
    Weep, believe; sin no more.

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    1. PostCardCollector PostCardCollector, 3 years ago
      AMEN---What n blessed way to start my morning! Thanks so much, SpiritBear.!
    2. SpiritBear, 3 years ago
      Glad to read it, Post-Card Collector.
    3. mp.kunst mp.kunst, 3 years ago
      The original painting was made by German painter and graphic artist Bernhard Plockhorst (March 2, 1825 – May 18, 1907) and it is called The Good Shepherd.
    4. PostCardCollector PostCardCollector, 3 years ago
      My first church, I was 5. was called the Waldensian Welsh Church (Manbe spelled wrong) Chicago--and this picture took up an entire wall ( painted, and well done) The other long wall was the picture of Jesus rescuing little lambs up the side of a mountain (So to me..Jesus was a hero, and as a small child I admired his kindness and courage) The room was huge and housed all grades of Sunday School, I remember performing a little poem onstage in the chapel on Easter Sunday that began, "I am an Easter Lily" while holding one(still at age 5).
      In that little church, I seems to fit in very well. My memories of it, so long ago--are very clear and happy.It was so good of my parents to bring me there.
    5. SpiritBear, 3 years ago
      mp.kunst, thank you very much. I wasn't sure who made it or how it was titled, so I gave my own title to it. :)

      Post-Card Collector, it is good of the parents to bring, better for them to lead by HIS example, and best to follow in HIS foot-steps.
    6. Tahiti1 Tahiti1, 3 years ago
      Very touching, glad we still have people who still believe. You have warmed my heart too.
    7. SpiritBear, 3 years ago
      Tahiti1, thank you, but I did nothing. It is the Lord who warms the heart, for all good things come from God, and God is good and God is love.
    8. PostCardCollector PostCardCollector, 3 years ago
      "What A Friend we Have In Jesus" is still being printed in hymnals. But I am unfamiliar with the later verses you have printed here.
      Verses 1-6 are the only ones I know of. The others I have never heard before. But maybe you quote fom a very old hymnal?
    9. PostCardCollector PostCardCollector, 3 years ago
      I checked the original lyrics and found that only 6 verses are shown for this hymn.Scriven, Joseph. Mr. Sankey, in his My Life and Sacred Songs, 1906, p. 279, says t hat Scriven was b. in Dublin in 1820, was a graduate of Trinity College, Dublin, and went to Canada when he was 25, and died there at Port Hope, on Lake Ontario, in 1886. His hymn:—
      What a Friend we have in Jesus. [Jesus our Friend] was, according to Mr. Sankey, discovered to be his in the following manner: "A neighbour, sitting up with him in his illness, happened upon a manuscript of 'What a Friend we have in Jesus.' Reading it with great delight, and questioning Mr. Scriven about it, he said he had composed it for his mother, to comfort her in a time of special eorrow, not intending any one else should see it." We find the hymn in H. 1... Hastings's Social Hymns, Original and Selected, 1865, No. 242; and his Song of Pilgrimage, 1886, No. 1291, where it is attributed to "Joseph Scriven, cir. 1855." It is found in many modern collections.
    10. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 3 years ago
      That is a beautiful hymn!
    11. SpiritBear, 3 years ago
      Post-Card Collector, my, how far they go without people knowing! I quoted in my post from three songs from an 1880s hymnal. It inspired the Spirit to write a little poem from my own thoughts, feelings, and desires. I'll post it at the end of this comment box.

      Mrstyndall, thank you.

      This is one you'll find in no hymnal, for I wrote (or the Spirit on my behalf inspired) it the night this post was made:

      When life throws me trials I cannot alone bear,
      I know the Lord is with me, for I am in His care.

      When Satan would tempt me to forever despair,
      I will always remember that Jesus is still there.

      When in my deepest sorrows I fall to my knees,
      I look to my God and rest assured that He sees.

      Though oft I willingly go against His perfect way,
      I know He is my hope, my direction, and my stay.

      Though my strength is little and my mind is weak,
      I am sure of my course as it's His way that I seek.

      Though in my weakness I sometimes feel doubt,
      I know the living, loving Lord will not kick me out.
    12. PostCardCollector PostCardCollector, 3 years ago
      Bottom line...In His will is our peace.

    13. SpiritBear, 3 years ago
      So long as we follow His will.
    14. PostCardCollector PostCardCollector, 3 years ago
      That is all you have to do????
    15. SpiritBear, 3 years ago
      And of all the people who have acknowledged His existence, only three escaped death. The wages of sin are death. As all men but 3 have died, all men must then sin. (2 or 3, but I think 3, were taken to Heaven by God, body and all for 'walking with the Lord', as read in the O.T.)
      If it's all we have to do, why don't we?
    16. PostCardCollector PostCardCollector, 3 years ago
      . I have learned that Dante was right.

      Well, I had not read Dante – still haven’t, sad to say – but he went on to quote from the Divine Comedy, and I’ve never forgotten the quote. I’ve since learned that some people say that it’s the most beautiful sentence Dante every wrote:

      “In His Will Is My Peace.”
    17. SpiritBear, 3 years ago
      Seems like a inspirational quote.
    18. PostCardCollector PostCardCollector, 3 years ago
      He was an Intellectual-Spiritual man.Somewhat like yourself. He is famed for many books including"Dantes Inferno" about men's decent into Hell. Porewful.I saw the movie..maybe with a differentn title.

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