Block 3: What a Friend We Have in Jesus
The poem of comfort was written by Preacher Joseph Scriven in 1855 for his mother. Scriven lived a tragic life. On the eve of his wedding, his fiance drowned. Difficult family relations drove him from his homeland (Ireland) to Canada where he met Eliza Roche. Soon they were engaged to be married, but Eliza fell sick and died shortly before their marriage. I can understand why he suffered from depression.