Scriven wrote this poem to comfort his mother in Ireland while he was staying in Canada. The poem was first published anonymously in 1855. It is now a popular hymn, usually sung to the 1868 tune "Erie" by Charles Crozat Converse.
1829149Versions of What a Friend We Have in JesusJoseph Medlicott Scriven
Versions of What a Friend We Have in Jesus include: