I will tell it to Jesus my Lord

When times of temptation bring sadness

Author: John M. Whyte
Tune: [When times of temptation bring sadness and gloom]
Published in 13 hymnals

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1. When times of temptation bring sadness and gloom,
I will tell it to Jesus my Lord;
The last of earth’s treasures borne out to the tomb,
I will tell it to Jesus my Lord.
This earth hath no sorrow
For today or tomorrow,
But Jesus hath known it and felt long ago,
And when it comes o’er me,
And I’m tempted so sorely,
I will tell it to Jesus my Lord.

Refrain
I will tell it to Jesus, to Jesus my Lord;
I will tell it to Jesus,
I will tell it to Jesus my Lord.

2. When out on the hilltops, away from all sin,
I will tell it to Jesus my Lord;
When joyous and happy the sunshine within,
I will tell it to Jesus my Lord.
To know I’m forgiven
Is a foretaste of Heaven,
And Jesus is dearer to me than before,
Such peacefulness fills me,
Such an ecstasy fills me,
I will tell it to Jesus my Lord. [Refrain]

3. When weary with toiling and ready to faint,
I will tell it to Jesus my Lord;
He never refuses to hear my complaint,
I will tell it to Jesus my Lord.
I’ll cheerfully bear it,
When I’ve Jesus to share it,
His yoke it is easy, His burden is light,
When life becomes dreary,
And I’m footsore and weary,
I will tell it to Jesus my Lord. [Refrain]

4. When darkness is dimming my path to the sky,
I will tell it to Jesus my Lord;
When helpers shall fail me and comforts shall fly,
I will tell it to Jesus my Lord.
Though blurred my life’s pages
By my sin and its wages,
He’s yesterday, now, and forever the same,
I’ll not be forsaken,
Tho’ my life should be taken,
I will tell it to Jesus my Lord. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #3193

Author: John M. Whyte

John M. (Marchant) Whyte. Evangelist, hymn writer, singer, b Paris, Canada West (Ontario), 8 Jun 1850, d Toronto 17 Mar 1927. He studied at the University of Toronto and devoted himself to evangelistic and temperance work. Typical of several hundred songs for which he wrote the words or the music, or both, are 'Canada Shall Yet Be Free,' 'Toronto the Good,' and 'Song of Trust.' Many songs appeared in separate editions published by Toronto News Co or Briggs. With his brother David Albert Whyte he edited Sing Out the Glad News (Briggs 1885) and Songs of Calvary (Briggs 1889). The Great Redemption (Briggs 1894), Nuggets of Gold (Briggs 1898) and Battle Songs of the Cross (1901) contain many of his own melodies. Eight of his hymns are reprinted… Go to person page >

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First Line: When times of temptation bring sadness
Title: I will tell it to Jesus my Lord
Author: John M. Whyte
Refrain First Line: I will tell it to Jesus

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