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Tell Jesus

When dark and stormy is the way

Author: Ina Duley Ogdon
Tune: [When dark and stormy is the way]
Published in 6 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 When dark and stormy is the way,
When sin besets on every hand,
There’s One who’ll be your friend and stay—
Tell Jesus, He will understand.

Tell Jesus, with the thorn-crowned brow,
The riven side and wounded hand;
Tell Jesus, when to Him you bow—
Tell Jesus, He will understand.

2 No one there is who better knows
The sorrows of this earthly land;
He bears the cross of all our woes—
Tell Jesus, He will understand. [Refrain]

3 Your heavy burdens He will share,
And guard you with His angel band;
Oh, cast on Him your every care—
Tell Jesus, He will understand. [Refrain]

4 When all your labors here are o’er
And at the river’s brink you stand,
Fear not, nor dread the breaker’s roar—
Tell Jesus, He will understand. [Refrain]

The Gospel in Song, 1926 (Timeless Truths)

Author: Ina Duley Ogdon

Ogdon, Ina Duley. (Rossville, Illinois, 1872--May 18, 1964, Toledo, Ohio). Disciples of Christ. Granddaughter of a Methodist minister, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William W. Duley. Married James Ogdon. She wrote: "My father went with my mother to her church after his marriage to her, so I was brought up in the church of the Disciples of Christ." She wrote over three thousand hymns, anthems, cantatas, and miscellaneous verse. Her hymns include "Brighten the corner where you are," 1912; "Carry your cross with a smile," 1916; "My Lord abides;" "When you know Jesus too;" "Tell Jesus;" "Lighten the burden for someone;" "I have been saved," Her first hymn was "Open wide the window." Composer Charles Gabriel wrote, "Loved by thousands who… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When dark and stormy is the way
Title: Tell Jesus
Author: Ina Duley Ogdon
Meter: with refrain
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Tell Jesus, with the thorn crowned brow



Instances (1 - 1 of 1)

Timeless Truths #9

Include 5 pre-1979 instances
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