Scripture Verse

Ask and it will be given to you. Luke 11:9

Introduction

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Edmund S. Lorenz
1854–1942

Words: Ed­mund S. Lo­renz, in Frö­liche Bot­schaft­er, 1876. Trans­lat­ed from Ger­man to Eng­lish by Je­re­mi­ah E. Ran­kin in Gates of Praise, 1880.

Music: Ed­mund S. Lo­renz (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Jeremiah E. Rankin
1828–1904

Lyrics

Are you weary, are you heavy hearted?
Tell it to Je­sus, tell it to Je­sus.
Are you grieving over joys departed?
Tell it to Je­sus alone.

Refrain

Tell it to Je­sus, tell it to Je­sus,
He is a friend that’s well known.
You’ve no other such a friend or brother,
Tell it to Je­sus alone.

Do the tears flow down your cheeks unbidden?
Tell it to Je­sus, tell it to Je­sus.
Have you sins that to men’s eyes are hidden?
Tell it to Je­sus alone.

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Do you fear the gathering clouds of sorrow?
Tell it to Je­sus, tell it to Je­sus.
Are you anxious what shall be tomorrow?
Tell it to Je­sus alone.

Refrain

Are you troubled at the thought of dying?
Tell it to Je­sus, tell it to Je­sus.
For Christ’s coming kingdom are you sighing?
Tell it to Je­sus alone.

Refrain