Nobody Knows but Jesus

Nobody knows the burdens I bear

Author: Robert M. Offord
Tune: [Nobody knows the burdens I bear]
Published in 6 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Nobody knows the burdens I bear,
Nobody knows but Jesus,
Nobody helps me to carry my cares,
Nobody helps like Jesus.

Oh! I tell Him all my grief,
Tell it all to Jesus,
He doth give me sweet relief,
Jesus, blessed Jesus.

2 Nobody knows the trouble I see,
Nobody knows but Jesus,
Wonderful comfort is Christ to me,
Nobody helps like Jesus. [Refrain]

3 Nobody knows how tempted I am,
Nobody knows but Jesus,
He can deliver, blest be His name,
Mighty to save is Jesus, [Refrain]

4 Nobody knows the sorrow I feel,
Nobody knows but Jesus,
Grief cannot be that He cannot heal,
Nobody soothes like Jesus. [Refrain]

5 Help me to sing His mercy and grace,
Help me to sing of Jesus,
Soon shall we meet before His dear face,
Soon shall we meet with Jesus. [Refrain]

Source: Honey Out of the Rock: a compilation of sacred songs and hymns for use in gospel meetings and other religious services #94

Author: Robert M. Offord

Offord, Robert M., son of an English "open-communion" Baptist, was born at St. Austell, Cornwall, Sept. 17, 1846. In 1870 he removed to America, where he was associated for some time with the Methodists, but subsequently joined the Reformed Dutch Church in 1878. He is editor of the New York Observer. To that paper he contributed:— 1. Jesus, heed me, lost and dying. Lent. 2. It is no untried way. Christ's Burden. No. 1 appeared on Jan. 25th, and No. 2 on Feb. 1st, 1883. They were revised for Laudes Domini, N. Y., 1884 (Duffield's English Hymns, N. Y., 1886). --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Nobody knows the burdens I bear
Title: Nobody Knows but Jesus
Author: Robert M. Offord
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O, I tell him all my grief
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 6 of 6)
Page Scan

Crowning Glory #155

TextAudioPage Scan

Honey Out of the Rock #94

Page Scan

Kindly Light #48

Page Scan

New Soul Winning Songs #111

Songs of Jesus #d62

Page Scan

Soul Winning Songs #12

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us