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.

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...


I also enjoyed this.


Jakarta, Indonesia

Sometimes in many situation, I was too busy thinking or looking for a way out. But this hymn reminds me, no need to be complicated, just simply tell Him.

He knows, He understands, because everything is God's sovereignty.

Murungi Ivan

Kampala, Central, Uganda

This song upifts my soul whenever I feel depressed and its always my choice every sabbath. God bless you all my brethren.


Arusha, Tanzania

This song is a great encouragement. In my troubles and trials here below, I know I can turn to Jesus who truly knows and understands all that I am going through and who miraculously always makes a way for me.

Joyce Blessed Sorrongai

Arusha, Tanzania

This song reminds me that I have a close Friend who is ready to answer and hear my prayers.

Surely I must tell Jesus; nobody can help me as He does....

He is the only true Friend I have.....