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.

Luzerne, MI, United States

It’s Lent; 1st Sunday; Already my Ash Wednesday vows to refrain from certain behaviors and thoughts for 40 days have foundered. Already I am ashamed of myself.

Jesus in the desert suffers 40 days of insidious attacks on his thinking and appetites: He prayed and meditated on the word.

The words of this song came back into my mind this morning out of nowhere, suddenly, when I just wrote in my notebook that in these moments of temptation, Jesus alone can help me. I get so sick of myself and my scant ability to resist anything for more than a day or two; really weak!

My mind recovered both the tune and the chorus of this hymn from back in a time when I walked closer with the Light.

I must tell Jesus, I MUST tell Jesus. Man l have just got to keep these words in my heart. I cannot bear these burdens alone.

The writer of this song was touched by God.



Encouraged by the comments here. Praying this evening and the Spirit brought this song to mind. Like many others I googled it to find all the lyrics and here the sweet refrain. Jesus you are so precious to me!


St Paul, MN, United States

My song.


Everett, Washington, United States

I love this hymn. This morning I awoke with it on my mind but couldn't remember all the words do I googled it. I want to give these words to a young lady who is coming to stay with me. She has lost her husband her house and has 2 children to support so she needs this song.

Benjamin McNaught

Coventry, United Kingdom

This is one of my favourite hymns and it just came to mind as I am sat at work. Reading through these comments is refreshing and I am happy for those who have overcome trials and temptations & to those who are still marching on, Jesus can HELP us Jesus ALONE!!


Lesha Price

Norton, VA, United States

My mother, who is in heaven, used to sing this song. Now I understand that there times when you are burdened down and can't share what you are going through with others; Jesus is there to listen and help. Jesus is my refuge and will fix it!


Cross City, Florida, United States

My mom sang this song a lot. She was saved after she was married and my father was not a Christian. She had a hard time as light and darkness cannot dwell together. This song helped her until her death just 16 days ago. Thank You Lord for this song!

Inuwa K Bahago

Kaduna, Nigeria

Lovely old song I learned in the early 1960s. Forgot the lyrics and just found it here. I am excited. Praise the Lord.


Kampala, Uganda

The Spirit brought this song to mind today as I thought through several challenges... I could only remember the refrain so I Googled. Now reading the many comments and testimonies here, I'm amazed anew at the awesomeness of this God who is everywhere every time; listening, answering, comforting, encouraging, delivering, working all things for the good of those who love Him. And all we have to do is tell Him! That is pretty cool!

I thank God for all of you who have shared. Your stories of struggle and victory are equally encouraging. May God meet each one of you at your point of need.

Let's keep telling Jesus!


Lagos, Nigeria

I woke up this moning, thinking about life situations surrounding me with so many challenges and this song came to me. As a little kid I sang this hymn with my parents most especially my mum in the midst of trouble. I feel Jesus is already listening.