Saturday, November 3, 2012

I Must Tell Jesus

SONG & MUSIC WRITER: Elisha Hoffman     
HYMN HISTORYElisha Hoffman loved the Lord and chose to show it by working to help people whom others would call the “down and out”. One day he was visiting a woman who was in great pain and very discouraged. Hoffman reminded the woman that she needed to tell Jesus about her problems. She had completely forgotten this simple truth and started repeating the words, “Yes, I must tell Jesus.” On his way home those words rang in his ears and would not go away. He promptly wrote the words and the tune to the hymn, “I Must Tell Jesus.” In it, he expressed that we not only need to go to Jesus about our physical needs but also concerning the worldly temptations that allure us each day.

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, make of my troubles quickly an end.


Tempted and tried I need a real 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, and He will help me over the world the victory to win.


1 comment:

  1. I love this song very much. It encourages me in my ministry a lot. I sometimes preached about this song. We all have trials and difficulties in life. We need to tell Jesus about all our troubles and difficulties before we tell anybody else because God always takes care of us. Sometimes our faith is on top of the mountain but sometimes it is in the valley. But God is always with us whether in the mountain or the valley. I love this song. It gives me strength and courage.