If with sin you're overcast

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1 If with sin you're overcast,
Tell it to the Lord;
He'll forgive your sinful past,
Tell it to the Lord;
Tell it from a contrite heart,
Faithfully perform your part.
Tell it to the Lord,
Tell it to the Lord.

2 When he lifts the burden up,
Tell it to the Lord;
Should a joy o'erflow thy cup,
Tell it to the Lord;
He alone can give thee joy,
Sympathy, without alloy,
Tell it to the Lord,
Tell it to the Lord.

3 He has a friend thy trust betray'd,
Tell it to the Lord;
Would you have a fear allayed,
Tell it to the Lord;
He will be a friend indeed,
From your fear you will be freed.
Tell it to the Lord,
Tell it to the Lord.

4 Was thy soul exchanged for gold,
Tell it to the Lord;
Has thy heart grown hard and cold,
Tell it to the Lord;
He alone forgiveth sin,
He alone gives peace within,
Tell it to the Lord.

Source: Joyful Songs; a choice collection of new Sunday School music #30

Author: Mary E. Servoss

Servoss, M. E. Hymns by this writer are in I. D. Sankey's Sacred Songs & Solos, 1881. (1) “Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice" (Joy in the Redeemer); and (2) "When the storms of life are raging" (Refuge in God). Another, "'Tis Jesus when the burdened heart" (Jesus, the Sinner's Friend), is in the Sunday School Union Voice of Praise, 1887. Miss Servoss was born at Schenectady, near New York. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)  Go to person page >

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First Line: If with sin you're overcast
Author: Mary E. Servoss
Refrain First Line: Tell it to the Lord
Copyright: Public Domain

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