Scripture Verse

[They] went and told Jesus. Matthew 14:12


Theodore F. Seward

Words: Se­li­na S. Gibbs, 1863. Pub­lished in The Gold­en Cen­ser (New York: Will­iam B. Brad­bu­ry, 1864), page 61.

Music: Theo­dore F. Sew­ard (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Gibbs (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Go and tell Jesus, weary, sin-sick soul;
He’ll ease thee of thy burden, make thee whole;
Look up to Him, He only can forgive;
Believe on Him, and thou shalt surely live.


Go and tell Jesus, He only can forgive;
Go and tell Jesus, O turn to Him and live;
Go and tell Jesus, go and tell Jesus,
Go and tell Jesus, He only can forgive.

Go and tell Jesus, when your sins arise,
Like mountains of deep guilt before your eyes;
His blood was spilt, His precious life He gave,
That mercy, peace and pardon you might have.


Go and tell Jesus, He’ll dispel thy fears,
Will calm thy doubts, and wipe away your tears;
He’ll take thee in His arms, and on His breast
Thou mayst be happy, and for ever rest.