What A Friend We Have In Jesus (Joseph Medlicott Scriven)… Charles Crozat Converse
"What a Friend We Have in Jesus" was written by Joseph M. Scriven in 1855. The melody was composed by Charles Crozat Converse in 1868. It was first published as a hymn in 1875. Both Charles Crozat Converse and Joseph Medlicott Scriven are associated with the hymn, with Scriven writing the lyrics and Converse composing the melody.