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Adversity
Atonement/Mercy/Grace/Redemption
Depression/Discouragement
Humility/Meekness
Prayer
Revelation
Savior/Jesus Christ
Sorrow
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Song background:

I found this song in a Christian hymnal, and love the message.  It's normally sung to the same tune as Israel, Israel, God is Calling, but I find that the upbeat setting doesn't allow you to focus on the words.  So I wrote this entirely new setting, which is calmer and more thought-provoking.  Enjoy!

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Lyrics: What a friend we have in Jesus,
all our sins and griefs to bear!
What a privilege to carry
ev'rything to God in prayer!
O what peace we often forfeit,
O what needless pain we bear,
all because we do not carry
ev'rything 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 ev'ry weakness;
take it to the Lord in prayer!

Are we weak and heavy laden,
cumbered with a load of care?
Do your friends despise, forsake you?
Take it to the Lord in prayer!
Precious Savior, still our refuge
take it to the Lord in prayer!
In his arms he'll take and shield you;
you will find a solace there.
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