“WHAT A FRIEND”: GRACE & HOPE

Matt Maher is a contemporary Christian singer, musician, songwriter, and worship leader. He has written hundreds of songs and co–authored others that have blessed me by sharing hope.

A five-time GRAMMY nominee, Maher has written and recorded songs that have blessed many including “Lord, I Need You,” “Hold Us Together,” “Christ Is Risen,” “All The People Said Amen” and “Your Grace Is Enough.”

One song Maher co-wrote  that has blessed me is What A Friend. This song reminds us of God’s grace, and that gives me hope. Thanks, Matt Maher, Adam Palmer, Matthew Hein, and Abbie Parker for sharing its truth. Thank You, God, for the truth of its lyrics and for Your grace.

If you need a true best friend forever, read the lyrics below then find and listen to this song. Be touched by grace and hope.

WHAT A FRIEND

Everybody has trials and temptations.
Everybody knows heart break, isolation.
But we can lay our burdens down (our burdens down),
Lay our burdens down.

What a friend we have in Jesus.
East to west my sins are gone.
I see grace on every horizon,
And forever and ever His heart is my home.

Everybody has fears; everybody got worries.
Everybody knows sorrow, devastation.
But we can lay our burdens down (our burdens down),
Lay our burdens down.

What a friend we have in Jesus.
East to west my sins are gone.
I see grace on every horizon,
And forever and ever His heart is my home.

No more betrayal for He is faithful.
He fills me up, and my cup runneth over.
No more betrayal for He is faithful.
How He has proven it over and over.

No more betrayal for He is faithful.
He fills me up, and my cup runneth over.
No more betrayal for He is faithful.
How He has proven it over and over, over and over.

What a friend we have in Jesus.
East to west my sins are gone.
I see grace on every horizon,
And forever and ever His heart is my home.

What a friend we have in Jesus.
East to west my sins are gone, yeah.
I see grace on every horizon,
And forever and ever His heart is my home.

Forever and ever His heart is my home.”
(Written by Maher, Palmer, Hein, and Parker)

What better friend can I find than the One Who brings grace and hope to my heart? He is the One Who forever and ever His heart is my home!

 

“As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us.”
(Psalm 103: 12)

“A man of too many friends comes to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.”
(Proverbs 18: 24)

And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.
(John 1: 14)

being justified as a gift by His grace through the redemption which is in Christ Jesus.
(Romans 3: 24)

And He has said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you for power is perfected in weakness.’ Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses so that the power of Christ may dwell in me.'”
(2 Corinthians 12: 9)

Therefore, prepare your minds for action, keep sober in spirit, fix your hope  completely on the grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.”
(1 Peter 1: 13)

 

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