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Nobody knows the trouble

Sometimes I'm up, sometimes I'm down, Oh, yes, Lord!

Tune: DUBOIS
Published in 19 hymnals

Audio files: Recording

Full Text

Refrain:
Nobody knows the trouble I see,
Nobody knows but Jesus;
Oh, nobody knows the trouble I see,
Glory Hallelujah!

1 Sometimes I'm up,
Sometimes I'm down,
Oh, yes, Lord!
Sometimes I'm almost to the ground
Oh, yes, Lord!

2 Although you see me going long so,
Oh, yes, Lord!
I have my broubles here below,
Oh, yes, Lord!

3 What makes old Satan hate me so?
Oh, yes, Lord!
Cause he got me once and let me go,
Oh, yes, Lord!

Text Information

First Line: Sometimes I'm up, sometimes I'm down, Oh, yes, Lord!
Title: Nobody knows the trouble
Meter: Irregular with refrain
Source: Afro-American spiritual
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O, nobody knows the trouble I've seen

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 3 of 3)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Lift Every Voice and Sing II: an African American hymnal #175TextPage Scan
The United Methodist Hymnal #520TextAudio
Worship in Song: A Friends Hymnal #174
Include 16 pre-1979 instances



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