Scripture Verse

Cast all your care on Him, for He cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7


Words: Ano­ny­mous, in The Youth’s Com­pan­ion (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: Per­ry Ma­son, No­vem­ber 9, 1871), page 367.

Music: Tri­po­li Zim­ri M. Par­vin, in Pure Di­a­monds, ed­it­ed by James R. Mur­ray (Cleve­land, Ohio: S. Brain­ard’s Sons, 1872), page 19 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tunes:

  • Delft Hen­ry S. Per­kins, The Ri­ver of Life (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: Ol­iv­er Dit­son, 1873), page 91 (🔊 pdf nwc) (re­peats last two lines of each verse)
  • Trabzon L. B. Shook, Shook’s Song Ev­an­ge­list (Cleve­land Ohio & Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: S. Brain­ard’s Sons, 1883), page 17 (🔊 pdf nwc)

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


Little ones are oft­en sor­ry
For the naugh­ty things they do;
Troubles reach us all, and wor­ry
Little hearts, and big ones, too.
Then tell Je­sus, then tell Je­sus,
That’s the best thing we can do.

Jesus knows when we are tempt­ed,
Jesus sees us when we fall;
Jesus died, and we’re ex­empt­ed,
He was sor­ry for us all;
He’ll for­give us, He’ll for­give us,
If up­on His name we call.

Let us tell Him all our trou­ble,
Tell Him we are sor­ry, too;
He will do us kind­ness dou­ble,
Help us to be good and true;
And for­give us, and for­give us,
Yes, O yes! and love us, too.

We will tell it all to Je­sus,
All our want and all our woe;
None but Je­sus can re­lieve us,
None but Je­sus loves us so.
And to Je­sus, and to Je­sus,
Everyone is free to go.