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🎶🎄Lurgan JHS’ Musical Christmas Countdown 🎄🎶 Day 3/8

Day 3/8

Year 9 pupil, Catherine, continues our Musical Christmas Countdown today with a beautiful instrumental of ‘What a friend we have in Jesus.’ Catherine’s performance reminds us that no matter what challenges we face this Christmas, Jesus is our friend, our comforter and our burden-bearer. The lyrics of this hymn are based on a poem by Irishman, Joseph Scriven, and are as poignant today as the day they were written.


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 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.


Sit back, relax & enjoy 🎶🎄🎶