Nobody knows the trouble

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

Tune: DUBOIS
Published in 19 hymnals

Audio files: Recording

Representative Text

Refrain:
Nobody knows the trouble I've seen,
Nobody knows but Jesus.
Nobody knows the trouble I've seen,
Glory hallelujah.

1 Sometimes I'm up, sometimes I'm down,
Oh, yes, Lord!
Sometimes I'm almost to the ground,
Oh, yes, Lord! O [Refrain]

2 Although you see me going 'long so,
Oh, yes, Lord!
I have my troubles here below,
Oh, yes, Lord! O [Refrain]

Source: Worship in Song: A Friends Hymnal #174

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

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Lift Every Voice and Sing II: an African American hymnal #175

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The United Methodist Hymnal #520

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Worship in Song: A Friends Hymnal #174

Include 16 pre-1979 instances
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