I must tell Jesus all of my trials

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.
I must tell Jesus all of my troubles;
He is a kind, compassionate Friend;
If I but ask Him, He will deliver,
And in my griefs with me He will blend.
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,
O how the world to evil allures me!
O how my heart is tempted to sin!
I must tell Jesus; He will enable
Over the world the vic’try to win.

Collierville, Tennessee, United States

I was reminded of this song yesterday by sweet saint...I woke up with it this morning in my head! I had to come find it and listen to it.

Frank Adkins

Ocala, Florida, United States

I have caught myself many times over the years when I might be experiencing stressful times or just feel like singing out loud at home or in the car. I would start singing the Hymn; “I Must Tell Jesus.” I often remember my mother, singing this hymn and many others as we (my Dad, Mom, brother and sister) worked together hoeing crops that were planted months before on our farm among the hills of West Virginia. For Mom, her singing may also be while milking the cows, or working in the kitchen preparing meals, or wherever. She wasn’t the most beautiful alto singer in the world, but she made her voice be heard within hearing range of her family, or whenever someone else who might venture into the range of her melodious renditions. Even with my mother’s passing years ago, I can still hear her singing. Even today as we gather for worship in church and hear the piano, the organ, other instruments, the choir and the congregation sing in unison the praises of our Lord, we realize how blessed we are to participate in vocalizing these words of praise to God. We also recognize how blessed we are that God has gifted many people with special gifts of music presentation, and Hymn writing. Once in a while a song leader may describe an event, or trouble, or tragedy which occurred that motivated the Hymn writer the scribe the delicate words that expressed praise of God even in difficult times. These gifted people are often led in sharing other songs that uplift us as we sing. I happened to be singing “I Must Tell Jesus” in my home the other day, and I begin to wonder what event or tragedy happened that motivated the Hymn writer to pen this beautiful Hymn. I found that the author of this Hymn (as well as 2000 more) was Eli­sha A. Hoff­man . Please visit sites hat explain how he came about writing that Hymn and other interesting information about himself. I hope you can take the time to peruse through the information.......God Bless and have a Great Day.

Mike Moss

Nassau, New Providence, Bahamas

God can cause us to make a leap of faith from being anxious about the power of our foes and what they can do to us to the awesome power of God and His ability to deliver us over trouble and our foes!!

Awolola Gabs Owolabi

Ogbomoso, Oyo, Nigeria

When I am fixed up and find myself lonely I turn to the in prayers and say Lord, You are the only one I can tell about my pains and story.


Glendale, CA, United States

I knew my friend was putting a distance between us, but I didn't know why. I am homeless at the time and have several health issues. She kindly offered me a room to stay in, so for my appreciation I have done all I can to be a blessing to her. What had I done? So, I inquired. Well, she told me. She could not handle my complaining and crying. Of course I was hurt, but come to realize quickly, I was telling the wrong person my fears, my aches, my pains. I must tell Jesus, I must tell Jesus, Jesus can help me, Jesus alone.


Lusaka, Zambia

Lovely hymn. It lifts my soul and I focus on Jesus, as He is my only help.


Kitwe, Copperbelt Province

I have just realised how ignorant I've been for such a long time. I have been taking all my problems to people thinking I would find solutions, but nothing has happened. Jesus died and gave access to everyone of us to get through to God... I must tell Jesus all my burdens! Hallelujah!


Lovely hymn indeed......so compassionate a God.

Steve Miller

Detroit, Mi, United States

One day a pastor visited a troubled member. She faced many afflictions and was greatly discouraged. When the sister had unburdened herself to her pastor, she pleaded, "Brother Hoffman, what shall I do? What shall I do?" The pastor didn't really know what to say to her. To buy himself a few moments, he read some Scripture. Then he gave her the practical advice he could offer. "You cannot do better than to take all of your sorrows to Jesus," he said. "You must tell Jesus." Surprisingly, this off-the-cuff pastoral advice worked! The woman thought about it. She became focused on meditation. Then her countenance changed. And with great joy, she agreed with her pastor, "Yes, I must tell Jesus."

The pastor, Elisha A. Hoffman, soon returned to his study. But he couldn't get that sister's face out of his mind. Her words continued to ring in his ear. "I must tell Jesus. I must tell Jesus. I must tell Jesus." By the time Hoffman reached his study, he had crafted the words to this beloved hymn. - It Happens After Prayer by H. B. Charles, Jr.


The original last line of stanza 2 says:

Make of my troubles quickly an end.


The original 3rd line of the last stanza says "and He will help me" instead of "He will enable"

Marlon Tecson

Caloocan, NCR, Philippines

I cannot bear these burden alone, I must tell to Jesus.. not only to help me but to carry these burden.. oh I love to tell Jesus.

Truly He is a wonderful Person inside of us...