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.

Clinton, MA, United States

Dear Deborah, What a wonderful testimony! God bless you as you recover. He is a kind and compassionate Friend.

Deborah Goudreault

Orleans, Massachusetts, United States

I am in a rehab facility recuperating from surgery. I had lung cancer and my doctor had to remove the upper left lobe of my lung. One of my favorite caregivers came in this morning singing this song in her heart. It is beautiful and life changing. I was worried because I was getting a roommate after having been alone for 5 days. We said a little prayer and she left me feeling so good. Long story short I got a great roommate and to my surprise I am going home tomorrow. Praise God and thank You Jesus.


Nairobi, Kenya

The song inspired a lot of hope in me. I have a listener closer to me than a brother, wife, husband, name it. Jesus I love You more...Amen.

Candace S

Tennessee, United States

I'm so thankful for the hymns inspired by God. A dear woman sang this at a previous church my husband pastored. There have been times when I have been completely overwhelmed with trials and heartaches, and even if you have a loving family, sometimes there is absolutely no one on earth who can understand us like our Lord. He's the One who knows our thoughts even before we think them and our words while they are still on our tongue, and what a comfort to know He is a friend who is closer than a brother. When it seems dark, Christ is my light...I must tell Jesus!!


Murfreesboro, Tennessee (TN), United States

Just out if the blue this song came to mind today February 8th 2016. I'm so very thankful to have had parents who passed the face to me and my siblings. They took us to church and in church I learned hymns and I so miss them in the modern day church today. Though the music is good, there is just something about these old hymns. I hope and pray that I will never forget them, and that I can pass them down to my children.

Claudia Aeby

Cornville, Arizona, United States

When in prayer or Bible study songs come into my mind and heart. When I was young our church sang many hymns and the Lord brings them to my mind. Today it was this song. I am 74 now so sometimes don't remember more than a line. Thankfully we can look them up on line even if it is just a phrase. I have Trigeminal Neuralgia a painful condition and the Lord brought this to me "I cannot bear my burdens alone - I must tell Jesus"


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.