Advent Hymnals

476. I LOVE TO TELL THE STORY

Christ in Song,

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 longing
As nothing else can do.

Chorus:
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.  [Chorus]

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.  [Chorus]

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.  [Chorus]

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Title I Love to Tell the Story
Key A♭ Major
Titles I love to tell the story;
First Line I love to tell the story
Author Miss Kate Hankey
Year 1908
Composer W. G. Fischer
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Tune I love to tell the story
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Subjects Christ: Winning Souls; Living His Life: Winning Souls
Texts John 3:16
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