Somebody Knows

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Gentle Reader,

In my devotional reading today I came across a line from the song “Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen,” written by Henry Thacker Burleigh. Growing up my parents would often sing the first line when I or my brother was throwing a fit. I had no idea that the lyrics were so rich and deep.

Nobody knows the trouble I’ve seen

Nobody knows but Jesus

Nobody knows the trouble I’ve seen,

Glory Hallelujah!

Sometimes I’m up, sometimes I’m down

Oh, yes, Lord!

Sometimes I’m almost to the ground,

Oh, yes, Lord!

Nobody knows the trouble I’ve seen

Nobody knows but Jesus

Nobody knows the trouble I’ve seen,

Glory Hallelujah!

Now you may think that I don’t know,

Oh, yes, Lord!

But I’ve had my troubles here below.

Oh, yes, Lord!

Nobody knows the trouble I’ve seen

Nobody knows but Jesus

Nobody knows the trouble I’ve seen,

Glory Hallelujah!

One day when I was walkin’ along

Oh, yes, Lord!

The sky opened up and love came down

Oh, yes, Lord!

Nobody knows the trouble I’ve seen

Nobody knows but Jesus

Nobody knows the trouble I’ve seen,

Glory Hallelujah!

What makes old Satan hate me so?

Oh, yes, Lord!

He had me once and had to let me go

Oh, yes, Lord!

Nobody knows the trouble I’ve seen

Nobody knows but Jesus

Nobody knows the trouble I’ve seen,

Glory Hallelujah!

I never shall forget that day,

Oh, yes, Lord!

When Jesus washed my sins away

Oh, yes, Lord!

Nobody knows the trouble I’ve seen

Nobody knows but Jesus

Nobody knows the trouble I’ve seen,

Glory Hallelujah!

Take heart, my friend.

Somebody knows.

My journey to faith. (15)

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