Cast all your anxieties on Him, for He cares about you.@1 Peter 5:7
Elisha A. Hoffman (1839–1929)

Elisha A. Hoffman, 1893 (🔊 pdf nwc).

There was a woman to whom God had 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? 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 that joy-illuminated face…and I heard all along my pathway the echo, I must tell Jesus. I must tell Jesus.

Hoffman wrote these words after reaching home.

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

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.