I Must Tell Jesus

For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted,
he is able to succour them that are tempted.
Hebrews 2:18

The word "succour" literally means "to run to the cry of a child."
It means to "bring help when it is needed."
Wiersbe Commentary

During a pastorate in Lebanon, Pennsylvania, there was a woman to whom
God permitted many visitations of sorrow and affliction.
Coming to her home one day, I found her much discouraged.
She unburdened her heart, concluding with the question,
"Brother Hoffman, what shall I do? What shall I do?"
I quoted from the Word, then added,
"You cannot do better than to take all of your sorrows to Jesus.
You must tell Jesus."

For a moment she seemed lost in meditation.
Then her eyes lighted as she exclaimed,
"Yes, I must tell Jesus."

As I left her home I had a vision of the joy-illuminated face. . .
and I heard all along my pathway the echo,
"I must tell Jesus. . .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.

I must tell Jesus all of my troubles;
He is a kind, compassionate friend;
If I but ask Him, He will deliver,
Make of my troubles quickly an end.

Tempted and tried, I need a great Savior;
One Who can help my burdens to bear;
I must tell Jesus, I must tell Jesus;
He all my cares and sorrows will share.

O how the world to evil allures me!
O how my heart is tempted to sin!
I must tell Jesus, and He will help me
Over the world the victory to win.

I must tell Jesus! I must tell Jesus!
I cannot bear my burdens alone;
I must tell Jesus! I must tell Jesus!
Jesus can help me, Jesus alone.
Elisha A. Hoffman

Have a blessed Lord's Day, my dear friends!


silverfeather said...

Ahhh...the sweet reminder of where I need to take my burdens for real relief. Thanks for sharing this precious hymn today, Stephanie!

Debbie Harris said...

Such a beautiful post as I sing that wonderful hymn in my heart. Your peonies look lovely with that old hymn book and lace.
Thank you for this Sunday blessing that is now implanted in my mind and on my heart.
Love you, Mom

Sola Scriptura said...

Beautiful hymn and lovely pictures! I am so blessed by your Sunday posts. Have a good week, dear Stephanie!

Ceil said...

Hi Stephanie! What a beautiful story behind this hymn, one I was not aware of. Thank you! And I didn't know the true meaning of the word 'succor' either.

I learned a lot today! Thank you for your always faithful and inspiring message,

Patty Sumner said...

That is a beautiful hymn....and such beautiful pictures to illustrate the beauty of the song.... I do believe We must tell Jesus..he is truly the only one that knows all about us....everything... and still loves us and cares about every detail of our life... Thanks for the beautiful post.. Blessings to you for a wonderful Lords Day too!

Linda said...

Yes..how true..thank you for the beautiful post..Blessings

Vee said...

Beautiful story behind a beautiful hymn. Gorgeous photography to complement them both.

Anonymous said...

Stephanie, I love that hymn. I am so thankful that God listens to us anytime, every time, and all the time. He never tires of our voice. Have a lovely Sunday!

Maureen @ Josephina Ballerina said...

The theme of this hymn reminds me of the hymn 'What A Friend We have In Jesus."
Thank you, dear sister for your post.
xxoo, m

Celestina Marie said...

Dear Stephanie,
I have always loved this old hymn and played it many times on the piano. Your flowers are gorgeous and the color is stunning. Enjoyed the precious story and the sharing of your heart.
Wishing you a perfect and blessed week.
Hugs to you from Texas dear frieind.

Deborah Montgomery said...

Thank you Stephanie for the lovely photos and the sweet inspiration. and - oh yay! - your package was here when I got home from up north! I love everything!

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

So beautiful. xoxo

Cranberry Morning said...

Such a beautiful post and encouragement to all who love Him.

Robyn said...

A lovely hymn and beautiful photos, Stephanie. Thank you for the poignant reminder.
Be well, sweet friend.

Maria said...

Wonderful uplifting words! Yes, we do not need to bear all our troubles alone for Jesus is always there for us! Thank you so much for the beautiful photos and words! Have a great week, hugs!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, dearest Stephanie, this is a beautiful hymn, and I so appreciate to know the "story" behind the words! This is truly written by someone who was familiar with sorrows and knew exactly to Whom she should run! I love your beautiful photos of the flowers with the lovely old hymnal! Thank you for these beautiful words of encouragement, precious friend!

pinks said...

I love this message, its a beautiful hymn and the words bring so much comfort :)

JES said...

Thank you Stephanie for sharing this beautiful post on the Art of Home-Making Mondays! Please join us again next week :)

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