I Must Tell Jesus

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I must tell Jesus all of my trials

Author: E. A. Hoffman (1894)
Tune: ORWIGSBURG (Hoffman)
Confession Songs
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1 I must tell Jesus all of my trials;
I cannot bear these burdens alone;
In my distress He kindly will help me;
He ever loves and cares for His own.

I must tell Jesus!
I must tell Jesus!
I cannot bear my burdens alone;
I must tell Jesus!
I must tell Jesus!
Jesus can help me, Jesus alone.

2 I must tell Jesus all of my troubles;
He is a kind, compassionate friend;
If I but ask Him, He will deliver,
Make of my troubles quickly an end. [Refrain]

3 Tempted and tried, I need a great Savior,
One who can help my burdens to bear;
I must tell Jesus, I must tell Jesus;
He all my cares and sorrows will share. [Refrain]

4 O how the world to evil allures me!
O how my heart is tempted to sin!
I must tell Jesus, and He will help me
Over the world the vict'ry to win. [Refrain]

Baptist Hymnal, 1991

Author: E. A. Hoffman

Elisha Hoffman (1839-1929) after graduating from Union Seminary in Pennsylvania was ordained in 1868. As a minister he was appointed to the circuit in Napoleon, Ohio in 1872. He worked with the Evangelical Association's publishing arm in Cleveland for eleven years. He served in many chapels and churches in Cleveland and in Grafton in the 1880s, among them Bethel Home for Sailors and Seamen, Chestnut Ridge Union Chapel, Grace Congregational Church and Rockport Congregational Church. In his lifetime he wrote more than 2,000 gospel songs including"Leaning on the everlasting arms" (1894). The fifty song books he edited include Pentecostal Hymns No. 1 and The Evergreen, 1873. Mary Louise VanDyke… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I must tell Jesus all of my trials
Title: I Must Tell Jesus
Author: E. A. Hoffman (1894)
Meter: with refrain
Language: English
Refrain First Line: I must tell Jesus, I must tell Jesus
Notes: Malayalam translation: See "താങ്ങുവാനായി ത്രാണിയില്ലേതും" by Simon Zachariah; Chinese translation: See "我所有苦況,要告訴耶穌" by Anonymous
Copyright: Public Domain
Liturgical Use: Confession Songs



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