事實上，史克來芬心中，一直有一位堅定不移的朋友在支持著他，安慰著他，這位朋友就是耶穌基督，在這位朋友的陪伴下，他所受的感情創傷，一步步痊癒，也因為有這位朋友的陪伴，史克來芬不管遭受什麼樣的打擊，都沒有放棄生命。為了鼓勵在大西洋另一端的母親，他寫下著名的詩歌〈耶穌恩友〉(What a Friend We Have in Jesus)，這首詩歌正是描述，耶穌這位朋友是多麼忠誠地為他分擔生命中諸多的愁苦，這首詩歌，也引起許多人深深的共鳴。
《What a Friend we have in Jesus》 Words: Joseph Scriven ╱ Music: Charles Converse What a Friend we have in Jesus, all our sins and griefs to bear! What a privilege to carry everything to God in prayer! O what peace we often forfeit, O 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.
Are we weak and heavy laden, cumbered with a load of care? Precious Savior, still our refuge, take it to the Lord in prayer. Do your friends despise, forsake you? Take it to the Lord in prayer! In His arms He'll take and shield you; you will find a solace there.