Missing Dorothy .. What A Friend We Have In Jesus……

At church last night, they sang, “What A Friend We Have In Jesus.”  To me it sounds like just the exact tune as Said The Robin To The Sparrow.  I guess it probably sounds that way to everyone and IS probably the same tune.  Haha.  **I was just mentioning this fact to my daughter, Shelby, and asked her if she knew these were the same tunes. She said, yes, Dorothy told us that!** Anyway, they were singing the song and it was just sounding so very pretty.  My mind went straight to Dorothy as when the song reached my ears, it was Dorothy’s voice singing it to me.  She always sang both songs to me and the children.  She would say she could not sing, but to us, her voice was beautiful.  How nice to be able to still hear her sing!

I had nothing to write today as I have been sick so I am behind. I apologize for skipping my two days, Sunday and Thursday, but I will try to get back on schedule.  Anyway, I had planned to skip tonight but it popped into my mind that I should share this and the lyrics to both, so here goes…..


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 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.

Blessed Savior, Thou hast promised
Thou wilt all our burdens bear;
May we ever, Lord, be bringing
All to Thee in earnest prayer.
Soon in glory bright, unclouded,
There will be no need for prayer—
Rapture, praise, and endless worship
Will be our sweet portion there.

What a great song this is.  This is something we all need to remember, perhaps that is why I was prompted to share it.  Following are the other set of lyrics.

Said the Robin to the Sparrow:
“I should really like to know
Why these anxious human beings
Rush about and worry so.”

Said the Sparrow to the Robin:
“Friend, I think that it must be
That they have no Heavenly Father
Such as cares for you and me.”

This is another great reminder.  I am so thankful that our family had Dorothy for a friend. While I was finishing this Shelby messaged me again and said they were Dorothy’s favorites.  I know that she had other favorites, but she always sang these to us.

Thank you God for Dorothy.


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