I Love to Tell the Story

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Music by: William Gustavus Fischer, 1869.
Words by: Katherine Hankey, circa 1868.





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.


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I love to tell the story, 'twill be my theme in glory,

To tell the old, old story of Jesus and His love.


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.


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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.


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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.


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