[I must tell Jesus all of my trials] (Hoffman)

Composer: E. A. Hoffman

Elisha Hoffman (1839-1929) after graduating from Union Seminary in Pennsylvania was ordained in 1868. As a minister he was appointed to the circuit in Napoleon, Ohio in 1872. He worked with the Evangelical Association's publishing arm in Cleveland for eleven years. He served in many chapels and churches in Cleveland and in Grafton in the 1880s, among them Bethel Home for Sailors and Seamen, Chestnut Ridge Union Chapel, Grace Congregational Church and Rockport Congregational Church. In his lifetime he wrote more than 2,000 gospel songs including"Leaning on the everlasting arms" (1894). The fifty song books he edited include Pentecostal Hymns No. 1 and The Evergreen, 1873. Mary Louise VanDyke… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: E. A. Hoffman (1893)
Meter: D
Incipit: 12355 12321 12355 1
Key: D Major/E♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain


I Must Tell Jesus

I must tell Jesus all of my trials;
I cannot bear these burdens alone;
In my distress He kindly will help me;
He ever loves and cares for His own.

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Baptist Hymnal 1991 #455
Text: I Must Tell Jesus
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Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #764
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The Cyber Hymnal #2949
Text: I Must Tell Jesus
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Timeless Truths #493
Text: I Must Tell Jesus
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The Worshiping Church #621TextPage Scan
This Far By Faith: an African American resource for worship #183TextPage Scan
Timeless Truths #493TextAudio
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