Stairwell Performance Of ‘What A Friend We Have In Jesus’

An immensely talented musician sat in an empty stairwell and gave a dazzling performance of the beloved and classic hymn, “What a Friend We Have in Jesus.”

Everyday living can be, at times, an overwhelming experience that weighs people down with worries, burdens and stressors. Hurts, heartaches and struggles make their way to everyone at some point, unfortunately. Sadly, these situations can get people to the point where they feel like they are constantly fighting a losing battle, unable to proceed. Thankfully, there is One more than willing to provide assistance and shoulder those burdens.

In a clip posted on YouTube, a member of the popular contemporary Christian band, Elevation Worship, strums on the guitar and beautifully sings the lyrics to a widely recognized tune about giving those fears and worries over to Christ. “What a Friend We Have in Jesus” reminds followers of Jesus Christ that we are not alone in our everyday struggles and battles.

Christ is capable of shouldering and lifting those burdens. In fact, as the song mentions, Christians are to bring those stresses, hurts and heartaches and lay them at His feet. Holding onto those situations only causes us wholly undue and unnecessary pain. As a follower of Christ, we can let them go and give it all to Him. 

“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”

In addition to singing the powerful and moving lyrics from “What a Friend We Have in Jesus,” the musician includes lyrics from Elevation’s original song," Mercy." Similarly, that tune is also about the magnificent and awe-inspiring things Christ has done in their lives. 

Matthew 11:28 “Come to me, all who are troubled and weighted down with care, and I will give you rest.”


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Open your home to Jesus. Invite him in and prepare to give him your best, but don’t leave him sitting alone. Take the time to sit at His feet and listen as He fills you with the necessary Words of Truth you need to live this life. Then make that choice over and over again. May we all choose what is right, better, and the good portion each and every day.

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