What a Friend We Have in Jesus
What a Friend We Have in Jesus was originally a poem written in 1855 by Joseph Scriven to comfort his mother. However, since 1868 it became more well-known as a Christian hymn after Charles Converse and William Bolcom composed the tune to it and a setting.
Spiritual Warfare (NES)
Two arrangements of What a Friend We Have in Jesus are used in all versions of Spiritual Warfare. The first one plays in the overworld, and in a noticeably faster tempo. The second one plays at the pause and ending screens and more closely resembles the original.
Spiritual Warfare (GB)
The Game Boy version sounds somewhat inferior compared to the NES version, as it uses only the first two sound channels.
Spiritual Warfare (GEN)
The Genesis version sounds more medieval-ish and, for some reason, plays a half-step lower than in the NES version. The VGM rip titles the song Overworld Theme.
Spiritual Warfare (DOS)
What a friend we have in Jesus All our sins and griefs to bear And 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