So far in 2023, 13 million people from 200-plus countries around the world have benefitted from the Hymnary website! Thank you to all who use and all who support it with gifts of time, talent and treasure. If you feel moved to support our work today with a gift of any amount and a word of encouragement, we would be grateful. You can donate online at our secure giving site. Or, if you'd like to make a gift by check, please send it to:, Calvin University, 3201 Burton Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546. May the hope, love, joy and peace of Advent be yours this day and always.

Your donation:

I Tell Him All

I tell Him all it is so sweet

Author: A. C. Ferguson
Tune: [I tell Him all, it is so sweet]
Published in 3 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I tell Him all; it is so sweet
To lay my burden at His feet,
My trust He’ll not betray;
I know He hears my prayer in song,
My whisper ’mid the busy throng,
A Bethel ’long the way.

I tell him all—sin, grief, desire,
He’ll not my trust betray;
He’ll stay by me thro’ trial’s fire,
And keep me all the way.

2 Amid earth’s storms and gloom and strife,
When secret trials pierce the life
Like thorns within the soul,
Jesus then sees my every loss—
He knows He fainted ’neath the cross,
And cheers tho’ tempests roll. [Refrain]

3 How blest to know He’ll guide and keep,
As shepherds guard the helpless sheep,
In tones both soft and loud;
And tho’ Christ sometimes seems to wait,
He never yet gave help too late
To golden line each cloud. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8058

Author: A. C. Ferguson

Ferguson, Andrew Carswell Fergus, was born in 1855 at Alexandria, near Dumbarton. The family soon after removed to Dumbarton and then to Glasgow, where he attended the University. In 1880 he entered the Theological Hall of the U. P. Church, and in 1883 that of the E. U. Church. On Oct. 15, 1884, he was inducted as minister of the E. U. Church at Arbroath. He resigned this charge on Oct. 9, 1888, and in the following year went to Australia. He is now (1905) officiating at Northcote, near Melbourne. His hymn, “Dear Lord, I now respond to Thy sweet call” [Faith and Penitence], was written in 1884, and appeared in the Glasgow Christian News of Sept. 19, 1885. It is repeated, unaltered, in the Scottish Presbyterian Church Hymnary, 1898,… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I tell Him all it is so sweet
Title: I Tell Him All
Author: A. C. Ferguson
Language: English
Refrain First Line: I tell Him all,—sin, grief, desire
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #8058
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)


Instances (1 - 1 of 1)

The Cyber Hymnal #8058

Include 2 pre-1979 instances
Suggestions or corrections? Contact us