I Love to Tell the Story

It's been a while since I featured a hymn. This one, "I Love to Tell the Story," which is another hymn I grew up with has been in my mind lately.

The weeks, days, and moments have been extra challenging again...

But one day I know - no anxieties, difficult times, even difficult people  stay for long when we bring the Almighty God into our life.  Not that He isn't already with us, but often in our busy worklife and other priorities,  we are the ones who set him aside.

Indeed, it will be the old, old story ... that I have loved so long.   




I LOVE TO TELL THE STORY
Words: A. Katherine Hankey, 1866.

Music: William G. Fischer, Joy­ful Songs, Nos. 1 to 3 (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Meth­od­ist Epis­co­pal Book Room, 1869)

1.  I love to tell the story of unseen things above,
Of Jesus and His glory, of Jesus and His love.
I love to tell the story, because I know ’tis true;
It satisfies my longings as nothing else can do.
Refrain

I love to tell the story, ’twill be my theme in glory,
To tell the old, old story of Jesus and His love.

2.  I love to tell the story; more wonderful it seems
Than all the golden fancies of all our golden dreams.
I love to tell the story, it did so much for me;
And that is just the reason I tell it now to thee.
Refrain

3.  I love to tell the story; ’tis pleasant to repeat
What seems, each time I tell it, more wonderfully sweet.
I love to tell the story, for some have never heard
The message of salvation from God’s own holy Word.
Refrain

4.  I love to tell the story, for those who know it best
Seem hungering and thirsting to hear it like the rest.
And when, in scenes of glory, I sing the new, new song,
’Twill be the old, old story that I have loved so long.
Refrain

Source:  Cyber Hymnal

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