Tell it all to Jesus

Sing a hymn to Jesus, when the heart is faint

Author: Edwin Paxton Hood
Published in 12 hymnals

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1. Sing a hymn to Jesus when the heart is faint,
Tell it all to Jesus, comfort or complaint.
If the work is sorrow, if the way is long,
If thou dread’st the morrow, tell it Him in song;
Though thy heart be aching for the crown and palm,
Keep thy spirits waking with a thankful psalm.

2. Jesus, we are lowly, Thou art very high;
We are all unholy, Thou art purity;
We are frail and fleeting, Thou art still the same;
All life’s joys are meeting in Thy blessèd name.
Sing a hymn to Jesus when the heart is faint,
Tell it all to Jesus, comfort or complaint.

3. All His words are music, though they make me weep,
Infinitely tender, infinitely deep.
Time can never render all in Him I see;
Infinitely tender, human deity.
Sing a hymn to Jesus when the heart is faint,
Tell it all to Jesus, comfort or complaint.

4. Jesus, let me love Thee, infinitely sweet,
What are the poor odors I bring to Thy feet?
Yet I truly love Thee; come into my heart,
And ere long remove me to be where Thou art.
Thus I sing to Jesus when my heart is faint;
So I tell to Jesus comfort or complaint.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #6108

Author: Edwin Paxton Hood

Hood, Edwin Paxton, was born in Half-moon Street, London, Oct. 24, 1820. He was self-educated. In 1852 he became the Independent Minister at Nibley, Gloucestershire, where lie remained until 1857, when he removed to Offord Road, London. He held several charges (Brighton, Manchester, &c), the last being Falcon Square, London. He died in Paris, June 12, 1885. Mr. Hood was a striking and suggestive preacher, and one of the most voluminous writers of the age. His published works, including The Age and its Architects, 1862; Exposition of Swedenborg, 1854; Lamps of the Temple, 1856; Thomas Carlyle, 1875; Oliver Cromwell, 1882, &c, are too numerous to give in detail. He also edited (and was the chief contributor to) The Eclectic Review for 8 year… Go to person page >

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First Line: Sing a hymn to Jesus, when the heart is faint
Title: Tell it all to Jesus
Author: Edwin Paxton Hood

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