1 Little ones are often sorry
For the naughty things they do;
Troubles reach us all, and worry
Little hearts, and big ones, too.
Then tell Jesus, then tell Jesus,
That’s the best thing we can do.
2 Jesus knows when we are tempted,
Jesus sees us when we fall;
Jesus died, and we’re exempted,
He was sorry for us all;
He’ll forgive us, He’ll forgive us,
If upon His name we call.
3 Let us tell Him all our trouble,
Tell Him we are sorry, too;
He will do us kindness double,
Help us to be good and true;
And forgive us, and forgive us,
Yes, O yes! and love us, too.
4 We will tell it all to Jesus,
All our want and all our woe;
None but Jesus can relieve us,
None but Jesus loves us so.
And to Jesus, and to Jesus,
Everyone is free to go.
|First Line:||Little ones are often sorry|
|Title:||Then Tell Jesus|
|Source:||The Youth's Companion (Boston: Perry Mason & Company, November 9, 1871)|
|Notes:||Alternate tunes: DELFT by Henry S. Perkins (repeats the last two lines of each verse; TRABZON by L. B. Shook|
|Composer:||Zimri Mullen Parvin|
|Source:||Pure Diamonds, by James R. Murray (Cleveland: Brainard & Sons, 1872)|